Ahead of her U.K. tour, which started on May 16, Courtney Love released two new singles: ‘You Know My Name’ at the end of April, and ‘Wedding Day’ earlier this month. The songs are Love’s first release since 2010’s Nobody’s Daughter.
‘You Know My Name’ is a cheesy rehash of the 1990s Courtney Love who still knows how to scream but cannot write lyrics that are somewhat meaningful, poetic or just plain good. This song is a repetitive pop piece of shit!
For her single ‘Wedding Day’, Love either channelled Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan. . . or just stole his demo while he was passed out, because this does not sound like Love; this sounds like The Smashing Pumpkins. She also borrows lyrics from her band Hole’s 1991 release, titled ‘Burn Black’. The lyrics are terribly tacky, the chorus is a bore, and if you’re not sold yet. . . a disgusting guitar solo (if you can call it that) is smashed in there as well.
On an aside, Love released the ‘Wedding Day’ single at the same time the Seattle Police Department released their undeveloped pictures from Love’s late husband Kurt Cobain’s “suicide” scene.
A photo of a letter found in Cobain’s pocket was among the photos released, the note said this:
Do you Kurt Cobain, take Courtney Michelle Love to be your lawful shredded wife, even when she’s a bitch with zits and siphoning all your money on doping and whoring.