Soundgarden Release New Music Video for ‘Live to Rise’

2012-05-03

Story by Charles Ken

Chris Cornell and Soundgarden release blue-washed music video

Soundgarden are back with their first fresh song in over a decade and a half, a catchy anthem called, “Live to Rise.” Today (May 3), the grunge rock boys released the official music video for the song, and the clip features live footage of the band rocking out in a blue-washed, laser light setting, plus clips from the upcoming film, “The Avengers.” Watch the video for the song, which is featured on the soundtrack for “The Avengers,” below.

Fans who don’t think the new songs sounds like what they’re hoping to hear from the new phase of Soundgarden shouldn’t worry. In an interview with The Los Angeles Times‘ music blog Pop & Hiss, frontman Chris Cornell explained that the track is not at all like what Soundgarden will churn out for their upcoming new album. “It sounds kind of stripped down and more streamlined than a lot of other songs we’ve been writing,” Cornell said of “The Avengers” tune.

“But if you take any song out of context, from any one of our albums, going all the way back to our first Sub Pop EP, it’s not going to tell you anything about the songs around it,” he added. “We’re just that way. This would fit on our record … but if there’s a way that it stands apart, this is fairly rhythmically straightforward.”

The soundtrack for “The Avengers” also features songs by Bush, Papa Roach, Shinedown and Evanescence. The soundtrack is currently up on iTunes, while the film hits theaters on May 4. (Photo via YouTube.)

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