Sevendust Take On Soundgarden Classic with The Day I Tried to Live

Posted by Ramon Gonzales in News on June 26, 2020

The cover is the first offering of new music since the band’s 2018 All I See Is War

Influential metal mainstay Sevendust have returned with an ambitious cover of the Soundgarden classic, “The Day I Tried to Live.” The track from the 1994 release Superunknown is among the essentials of era, yet offers timely insight to the world currently, some 26 years later.

“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 frontman Lajon Witherspoon. “We discussed trying to do one of their songs and our producer Elvis suggested “The Day Tried to Live.” I would have been fin e 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 everyday 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.”

The songs is currently available for purchase via Rise Records.

Watch the video for “The Day I Tried to Live” from Sevendust