Sevendust Return with Cover of Soundgarden Classic

Sevendust have unveiled the lyric video for their cover of Soundgarden’s “The Day I Tried To Live.”

This song marks the first new music from Sevendust since their 2018 album, All I See Is War. The band chose this song to be released first due to its relevance in today’s society, as it was when the song was first released in 1994. 

The song is available for purchase now, and you can watch the lyric video below. The video was created by Wayne Joyner, who is 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 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.” 


Sevendust are currently scheduled to be part of the Rebel Rock 2020 festival which is taking place in Orlando in September. They also have an Australian tour booked for February 2021. As they release more tour dates, we will keep you updated. 
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Kirstine moved from the UK to Chicago in 2011, and has fallen in love with the city and its music scene. She enjoys combining her two biggest passions – music and photography. If there is a band with a guitar playing, chances are she’ll be there…camera in hand. Kirstine went to her first live concert at 7 years old, and hasn’t looked back since!