Chris Cornell’s Daughter Lilly Resembles Billie Eilish To Her Father, ‘She Is My Generation’s Version Of What My Dad Did’
Former Soundgarden vocalist Chris Cornell‘s daughter Lilly Cornell spoke about her father’s resemblance to Billie Eilish in an interview with Guitar World’s Mind Wide Open. Cornell told the interviewer that Eilish’s strong emotions and vulnerability are very similar to that of Chris Cornell’s and other musicians’ works in the 1990s.
Vocalist for Soundgarden and co-founder of Audioslave, Chris Cornell, was found dead in his hotel room in 2017 after a show. While his death was shocking for the music world and his family and friends, it is known that Cornell was dealing with mental health issues for a long time. Being a recovering substance addict, Soundgarden singer was taking anti-anxiety medication and was suffering from depression.
Throughout the years of her father’s passing, Lilly Cornell was brave talking about her father’s death and dealing with the grief. She shared her challenges and launched a mental health platform in honor of her father. In the interview, she talks about the aftermath of her father’s death.
Here is what she had said:
“When my dad died, I was in such a state of shock, which is normal for traumatic loss or loss of any kind. But I was high-functioning – I was applying to colleges, taking the SATs, working in the music industry, and doing a bunch of stuff. It wasn’t until nine months later that I started falling apart. I was in my senior year of high school, and the people around me didn’t understand.
We live in such a grief-illiterate society that people were like, ‘It’s been nine months; why can you not function? Why can you not turn in your homework? Why can you not show up to school every day?’ I was finally at the point where the shock was wearing off and I was processing what had happened.”
When asked about her dream guest, Cornell says Billie Eilish, claiming that she and her father are very similar in that they are both honest in sharing their emotions in their songs. She adds that Eilish is not only similar to his father but also to other musicians of the 1990s.
Here is what Lilly Cornell stated:
“Billie Eilish and Selena Gomez. I’ve been a fan of Billie Eilish since the SoundCloud days. She is my generation’s version of what my dad and other musicians in Seattle were doing in the 1990s – that raw vulnerability and intense emotion. Singing about that openly and putting it into your art changed the industry. I love that she is an advocate for mental health and talks about her experiences.”
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