Watch Chris Cornell’s Final Video, ‘The Promise’
The video for Chris Cornell’s ‘The Promise’ was released today by Survival Pictures. Although the video was filmed just prior to the singer’s passing, Cornell had requested that it be released on World Refugee Day (June 20).
“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,” said Eric Esrailian, producer of “The Promise”. “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.”
Esrailian continued: “Although it is bittersweet because Chris filmed his performance in Brooklyn, New York shortly before his passing, he wanted his video to be released on World Refugee Day, and he was passionate about helping people through this project. True to Chris’s charitable spirit, he made a commitment to donate all of his proceeds from ‘The Promise’ to support refugees and children, and to further the conversation about the refugee crisis the world continues to endure.”
The video was directed by Grammy Award-winning director Meiert Avis and Stefan Smith.
…And one promise you made
One promise that always remains
No matter the price
A promise to survive
Persevere and thrive
As we’ve always done