Keeping the promise

Art by: Michael F. Brown

You know what one of the best remedies in the word is? Singing. Sing in your car, sing with friends, sing with a band, sing in the shower, sing alone in your room, sing at a concert, sing in your mind, sing at the top of your lungs.

That’s exactly what dedicated Chris Cornell fans from around the world are continuously doing in order to pay tribute to the voice of a generation, an artist for all time.

In need of this remedy myself, I recently scoured all corners of the digital globe and connected with some incredible people/artists who not only perform these stunning tributes, but also thank Cornell for his constant inspiration in their lives.

What matters most here, is not the video production or clarity, it’s the passion in which the song is delivered. Singing… from the heart. In a way, in compiling this, we all sang together. I hope you feel the same.

Photo by: Trigo Gerardi. Night 1 of Cornell’s final solo shows of 2016, in Argentina. A year ago today.

Daniel Lima
Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Performing “Seasons” by: Chris Cornell

Taylor Hardin
Puyallup, Washington
Performing “Fell on Black Days” by: Soundgarden

Ryan Quinn
Los Angeles, CA
Performing “Say Hello 2 Heaven” by: Temple of the Dog

Lena Woods
Performing “When I’m Down” by: Chris Cornell

Kansas City, MO
Performing “Like a Stone” by: Audioslave

Zaer Ben Abdallah
Performing “Nearly Forgot My Broken Heart” by: Chris Cornell


and finally… wherever you are, how about we take a moment and all sing in harmony with Viktoriya Yermolyeva’s mesmerizing piano rendition of “Black Hole Sun”.

“Sing with me, sing for the years
Sing for the laughter, sing for the tears
Sing with me, just for today…”

Viktoriya Yermolyeva (vkgoeswild)
Kiev, Ukraine
Performing Soundgarden’s “Black Hole Sun”

*all videos made the past seven months


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