The last music video on which Chris Cornell worked has been released, and you might want to keep a box of noseywipes close by whilst viewing it.
The Promise was recorded for the soundtrack of the film of the same name, which is all about the Armenican genocide. The video was shot in Brooklyn not long before Cornell’s death; he asked that it be released to coincide with World Refugee Day, and agreed to donate all of his proceeds from it to help refugees and children.
When the song was released last April, he said, “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 US, the warning signs — isolating groups based on race and religion — are evident.”