Toni Cornell, the daughter of late Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell, has shared a recording of her and her father covering Prince’s “Nothing Compares 2 U” to mark Father’s Day.
Toni posted the song at her father’s YouTube page, writing, “Daddy, I love you and miss you so much. You were the best father anyone could ask for. Our relationship was so special, and you were always there for me. You gave me courage when I didn’t have any.”
The 13-year-old continued, “You believed in me when I didn’t. I miss your love everyday. Recording this song with you was a special and amazing experience I wish I could repeat 100 times over and I know you would too. Happy Father’s Day daddy, nothing compares to you.”
Chris began playing the song in his solo acoustic shows back in September 2015 and shared a studio version of it following Prince’s death in April 2016. Chris ultimately performed the song live nearly 100 times before his own death in May 2017.
Toni’s mother, Vicky Cornell, retweeted her daughter’s tribute and wrote in an accompanying message: “I’m so proud of my baby girl for having the courage to share this. July 19, last year she found it in her daddy’s studio files — they recorded it a few months before he died. You never know what life brings and how we live each day is what’s most important #FathersDay #chriscornell.”