Den officiella musikvideon för Chris Cornells låt “The Promise” släpptes igår. “The Promise” var Cornells sista släpp innan han tragiskt gick bort den 17:e maj.
Musikvideon släpptes av Survival Pictures där Eric Esrailian, som producerat “The Promise” berättar:
“Chris Cornell was not only a dear family friend for many years, but he was also a once-in-a-generation talent who is missed more than words can convey. It was such an honor to collaborate and partner on ‘The Promise’ over the years. His music and lyrics will not only shine a light on the Armenian Genocide and the human rights crisis of modern times, but they will also inspire people and provide hope for years to come.”
När låten precis släpptes berättade Chris Cornell själv om låten:
“‘The Promise’ to me is mainly about paying homage to those we lost in the Armenian Genocide, but it’s also about shining a light on more recent atrocities. The same methods used in the Armenian Genocide were used to carry out crimes against humanity in Bosnia, Darfur, Rwanda and right now in Syria on multiple fronts, contributing to a massive global refugee crisis. Unfortunately, the words ‘never again’ seem like just words when we recall these mass executions of the twentieth century, as well as renewed racism and prejudice around the world. Even in the U.S., the warning signs — isolating groups based on race and religion — are evident. We really need to tell these stories and keep telling them in as many different ways as we can. As humans, we have a tremendous capacity to trudge ahead in our lives and not look at the difficult and challenging moments… but I think it’s important. Educating ourselves on the past is the best way to understand the present and avoid future atrocities by understanding and intervening. We must educate and stand as one to combat this fear and violence, and as citizens of the world, work to protect each other’s human rights.”
Under april i år spenderade Cornell och hans familj tid i flyktingläger i Grekland och det var då de bestämde att The Chris And Vicky Cornell Foundation ska fokusera på flyktingbarn och problemen som de utsätts för inklusive utbildning, hälsa och människohandel.