Sevendust has released a new single and lyric video for a new cover of Soundgarden’s 1990s classic song, “The Day I Tried To Live”. The track is a tribute to Chris Cornell, who died in 2017. The song is their first new music since the band released All I See is War, via Rise Records in 2018. Sevendust’s version of “The Day I Tried To Live” was produced by Michael “Elvis” Baskette, and the lyric video for the song was created by Wayne Joyner (known for his work with Dream Theater).
“Soundgarden is such an important band to all of us in Sevendust and this love for them goes all the way back to when we were starting,” explains vocalist Lajon Witherspoon. “We discussed trying to do one of their songs and our producer Elvis suggested ‘The Day I Tried To Live’. I would have been fine with any of those songs personally. When I first heard it, I thought the lyrics were timeless. The lyrics are about trying to experience new things and change the way you live, and we see examples of that every day with what is happening around the world. To have the chance to cover this song and release it is so special to all of us. Thank you, Chris Cornell and Soundgarden.”