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 - Fell On Black Days - Inc Live Version - German - CD single - £8.00, $10.00, €8.96 (New Item) (arrived 21-Oct-2020 17:54)on October 26, 2020 at 9:21 am
SOUNDGARDEN Fell On Black Days (1994 German 4-track picture printed CD single featuring the LP and Live Version, also including Kyle Petty and Birth Ritual, thin jewel case with picture sleeve inlay)
- Soundgarden - Badmotorfinger - UK - CD album - £8.99, $11.24, €10.07 (New Item) (arrived 05-Oct-2020 11:56)on October 26, 2020 at 9:21 am
SOUNDGARDEN Badmotorfinger (1991 UK & European 12-track CD album, their third studio album including the singles Jesus Christ Pose, Outshined and Rusty Cage. The disc comes complete with the fold-out picture / credit sleeve inlay)
- Soundgarden - Superunknown - Orange Vinyl - UK - 2-LP vinyl set - £195.00, $243.75, €218.40 (New Item) (arrived 29-Sep-2020 12:10)on October 26, 2020 at 9:21 am
SOUNDGARDEN Superunknown (1994 UK limited edition 16-track ORANGE VINYL 2-LP set including the singles Fell On Black Days, Black Hole Son and Spoonman, housed in a superb stickered gatefold picture sleevecomplete with the two lyric inserts. The sleeeve has just some minor edgewear and two small creases near the spine, the vinyl is near as new)
- Soundgarden - King Animal - Japanese - CD album - £19.99, $24.99, €22.39 (New Item) (arrived 29-Aug-2020 14:18)on October 26, 2020 at 9:21 am
SOUNDGARDEN King Animal (2012 Japanese edition 17-track CD featuring four exclusive demo recordings as bonus tracks, complete with Japanese/lyric booklet & obi-strip UICI-1113)