Chris Cornell’s refugee advocating final video is released and stars rally


Chris Cornell’s last music video before his death was released on World Refugee Day Tuesday. Now, he will add to his legacy refugee advocacy thanks to “The Promise,” a song originally recorded for the film under the same name that tells the story of the Armenian genocide at the end of World War I.

The video features scenes of displaced communities from across the world. The Promise producer Eric Esrailian tells Rolling StoneChris had the idea of, ‘How can we bridge the video … with fear-inducing images of what people have to deal with as well as messages and images of hope and perseverance and resilience and survival,’ which is what the song is also about.”

Now, celebrities, including Serj Tankian (System of a Down), Tom Hanks, George Clooney, and Elton John, are vowing to #KeepThePromise to help in current refugee crisis around the world. Check it out below.

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