Chris Cornell's music video for his song "The Promise" was released yesterday in honor of World Refugee Day, in accordance with Cornell's wishes. The track, which served as the title theme for the recent film of the same name, was the last recording released by Cornell before his death on May 18th.
The Promise producer Eric Esrailian said in a statement, "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 . . . 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 added that Cornell wanted all his proceeds from "The Promise" donated to support refugees and children, and to promote awareness about "the refugee crisis the world continues to endure."
The Promise came out in April and starred Christian Bale and Oscar Isaac.
In other news, Chris Cornell's 12-year-old daughter Toni posted a tribute to her dad on Facebook for Father's Day, writing, "Let me start by saying how much I love you and how much you mean to me. You are my idol, someone I've always looked up to. You were always there for me. You pushed me forward every day, and you still do.
"Whenever I cry or feel like there's no way I can go on, I hear your voice, 'Don't sit worrying, peanut. Worry is a waste of time, I'm OK.'"
Toni also wrote, "I know you are still here, and the warmth I feel beneath the cold, is you.
"YOU ARE THE BEST FATHER IN THE WHOLE WIDE WORLD. And I know, that if this wasn't an accident, you'd still be cuddling with me watching Purple Rain.
"I love you and miss you so, Daddy. You deserve your own day to be celebrated because you are the best dad anyone could ever have. Happy Father's Day! Love, Your Baby Toni."