AceShowbiz - Chris Cornell's posthumous music video for "When Bad Does Good" is here for your viewing pleasure. Released on Friday, November 16, the visuals sees the late rocker's son Christopher Cornell playing his father in his early days prior to jumping into music career.
Directed by veteran rock video helmer Kevin Kerslake, the touching clip sees the 12-year-old biking around Seattle as a paperboy, an occupation his late father held in his youth. He goes around landmarks associated with his father's music and early life, from Sub Pop Records to the Space Needle, as Chris' most famous lyrics scroll across the screen.
Rain comes pouring down the city towards the end of the music video, but it doesn't stop Christopher from delivering newspapers to his clients. He later ends up dumping his bike on the road and walks away as the scene changes to show a beach at dawn. "Remember, I love you. Love you I love," so a message reads later on, before a photograph of Chris is seen being reflected on the sea water.
"For me, this video represents my dad and all the art he created throughout his life and what his music meant then and what it means now," Christopher said in a statement. "Not just me and my family, but the city of Seattle and all of his fans."
Kevin added of the music video, "I wanted to highlight an aspect of Chris' talents often overshadowed by his more obvious virtues (e.g., his monstrous guitar chops, operatic vocal range or commanding physical presence), which is his place as one of this generation's greatest lyricists.... but do it within a specific context that turned a simple, straightforward journey through the streets of Seattle into a eulogy, or sorts, with mystical undertones."
Chris died of suicide on May 18, 2017. His family recently announced plans to stage the "I Am the Highway: A Tribute to Chris Cornell" concert at The Forum in Los Angeles in January 2019. Foo Fighters, Metallica and Ryan Adams are among the performers at the tribute concert.