Multi-Grammy Award-winning, Golden Globe nominee Chris Cornell is featured in a new video released today in conjunction with his Grammy nominated song “The Promise.” In the clip, Cornell’s children, Toni, Lily, and Christopher vow to continue to honor their late father’s pledge to raise awareness for human rights. A number of stars have come together to show their support and solidarity for the cause as well, including Elton John, Tom Hanks, Barbra Streisand, George Clooney, and many more.
As part of his long career as a songwriter and performer, Cornell wrote and recorded the title song for “The Promise” (2017), the first feature film to highlight the story of the Armenian genocide. All proceeds from the film have gone toward human rights causes, including creation of the Promise Institute for Human Rights at UCLA School of Law. Cornell donated all of his proceeds from the song to the International Rescue Committee. In November, the song received a nomination for best rock performance at the 2018 Grammy Awards.
Fans are encouraged to post their Promise videos on social media using the hashtag #keepthepromise.