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 - Louder Than Love - VG - UK - vinyl LP - £30.00, $41.10, €35.10 (New Item) (arrived 28-Sep-2021 17:17)on September 28, 2021 at 7:55 pm
SOUNDGARDEN Louder Than Love (Original 1989 UK A&M label issue 12-track vinyl LP, including Hands All Over, Loud Love and Big Dumb Sex, picture sleeve. There is a small tear at the spine (c. 2cm) with otherwise only minimal wear, with the vinyl showing only light signs of play - an ideal play copy AMA5252)
- Soundgarden - Black Hole Sun - stickered pvc - UK - 7" picture disc - £35.00, $47.95, €40.95 (New Item) (arrived 07-Sep-2021 11:56)on September 28, 2021 at 7:55 pm
SOUNDGARDEN Black Hole Sun (1994 UK limited edition 3-track 7" Picture Disc single, also including live versions of Beyond The Wheel & My Wave. The disc remains in superb condition within the hype-stickered screen-printed clear PVC sleeve)
- Soundgarden - Burden In My Hand - numbered Club promo - UK - CD single - Promo - £45.00, $61.65, €52.65 (New Item) (arrived 28-Jun-2021 10:02)on September 28, 2021 at 7:55 pm
SOUNDGARDEN Burden In My Hand (1996 UK promotional-only picture printed CD, housed in a custom individually numbered 'Limited Edition Club Promo' stickered clear wallet sleeve. The sticker displays some light general wear, remains intact and still sealed. This example in sumbered 031! BURDEN1)***Limited to only 300 copies***
- Soundgarden - Down On The Upside Sampler - UK - CD single - Promo - £15.00, $20.55, €17.55 (New Item) (arrived 25-Jun-2021 16:56)on September 28, 2021 at 7:55 pm
SOUNDGARDEN Down On The Upside - 4-Track Album Sampler (1996 UK 4-track promotional-only CD album sample, including Pretty Noose, Burden In My Hand Blow Up The Outside World and Switch Opens, in a thin jewel case with a custom picture sleeveinsert DOTU-1)
- Soundgarden - Blow Up The Outside World - UK - CD single - £6.99, $9.58, €8.18 (New Item) (arrived 25-Jun-2021 16:53)on September 28, 2021 at 7:55 pm
SOUNDGARDEN Blow Up The Outside World (1996 UK 2-track CD single including exclusive Moby remix of 'Dusty', thin jewel case with picture sleeve insert)