The band chose the song to return to the airwaves with after seeing the societal changes happening around the globe. The lyrical message of learning to live a better life is as relevant today as they were when the song was first released in 1994.
The song is available for purchase now via this link. The new track was produced Michael “Elvis” Baskette, who first worked with the band on their last album. The lyric video for the song was created by Wayne Joyner (known for his work with Dream Theater). It features a lone figure walking down a road thinking about his life with clips of the band woven throughout. The video can be seen below:
“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 is known for their high energy live shows and even though the recent Covid-19 pandemic has stalled touring globally, the band has some dates announced. They are scheduled to be part of the Rebel Rock 2020 festival in Orlando, Florida this September and have dates in Australia booked for February 2021.
More dates will be announced when information becomes available. Fans can go to www.sevendust.com for more information on all dates, VIP packages and ticket purchase links to all shows.
Stay tuned for more new music from Sevendust, coming soon.