The song was the second single taken from Soundgarden’s 1994 album Superunknown, with Sevendust deciding to cover it after seeing the societal changes taking place around the world over recent months, saying that the lyrics are as relevant today as they were when The Day I Tried To Live was first released.
Sevendust vocalist Lajon Witherspoon explains: “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.
“We discussed trying to do one of their songs and our producer Michael ‘Elvis’ Baskette 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.”
The video was created by Wayne Joyner who has previously worked with artists including Dream Theater and is Sevendust’s first material since 2018 album All I See Is War.
Sevendust are scheduled to appear at the Rebel Rock festival in Orlando, Florida, on September 18 and have booked a handful of Australian dates in 2021.
Sevendust 2020/21 tour dates
Sep 18: Orlando Rebel Rock, FL
Feb 16: Melbourne Margaret Court Arena, Australia
Feb 18: Newcastle West NEX, Australia
Feb 19: Moore Park Hordern Pavilion, Australia
Feb 20: Brendale Eatons Hill Hotel, Australia
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- Soundgarden - King Animal - UK - 2-LP vinyl set - £30.00, $36.00, €34.80 (New Item) (arrived 21-Nov-2022 12:42)on November 30, 2022 at 6:28 am
SOUNDGARDEN King Animal (2012 UK 13-track 2LP set, with the single Halfway There, gatefold card picture sleeve. The sleeve shows minimal wear and the vinyl appears barely played!)
- Soundgarden - Superunknown - 20th Anniversary - 180gm - UK - 2-LP vinyl set - £34.99, $41.99, €40.59 (New Item) (arrived 20-Oct-2022 16:35)on November 30, 2022 at 6:28 am
SOUNDGARDEN Superunknown (2014 UK 16-track remastered double LP set pressed on Audiophile quality 180 Gram Heavyweight Vinyl. Issued to celebrates the 20th Anniversary of this groundbreaking album originally released in 1994, includingthe singles Spoonman, The Day I Tried to Live, Black Hole Sun, My Wave and Fell on Black Days. Housed in a gatefold picture sleeve with newly reimagined album artwork designed by Josh Graham with a 12-page booklet featuring liner notes by DavidFricke. The sleeve has a little light edgewear, whilst the vinyl remains in near mint condition)
- Soundgarden - The Day I Tried To Live - Etched - UK - 12" vinyl - £15.00, $18.00, €17.40 (New Item) (arrived 28-Aug-2022 16:29)on November 30, 2022 at 6:28 am
SOUNDGARDEN The Day I Tried To Live (1994 UK limited edition 3-track 12" vinyl single with an etched B-Side and with picture labels, also includes Like Suicide [Acoustic Version] & Kickstand [Live Version]. Housed in the original hype stickered die-cut sleeve. The sleeve displays minimal wear and the vinyl looks barely played)