Lyle Divinsky of The Motet just released a cover of Soundgarden’s “Fell On Black Days” this morning as a tribute to the late Chris Cornell who tragically died last week following a performance in Detroit. For Divinsky’s soulful rendition of the song off of 1994’s Superunkown, the Motet vocalist is joined by Adam Agati on guitar, Kris Bowers on keys, Nicholas Falk on drums, and Josh Hari on bass. Divinsky also notes that the gorgeous sepia-tinged video and crisp audio are a product of Tariq Khan and Nikki Birch from HighBreedMusic.

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In a statement that Divinsky issued with the release of the video, the singer outlined his gravitation to Chris Cornell, stating, “I’ve had a week to try and wrap my head around this tragedy, battling the whole way through. This one really hit me hard, especially with the discovery of how it all went down. Chris Cornell was one of the most captivating voices I’ve ever experienced. The first time I heard him, I was so drawn to the dynamics of his voice and his ability to be so powerful and yet so vulnerable in the same note or phrase. He and Jeff Buckley opened my world and were the first singers that showed me the soul in rock and grunge, and I will forever be grateful for the lessons that both of them taught, and continue to teach me.”

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Divinsky then divulged that he’s held back from releasing this cover of “Fell On Black Days” for over two years. He continues, “After taking this week to really feel the impact of [Cornell’s] death, I felt like the best thing I could is to pay tribute to him and how much he inspired me by putting it out. Here’s to you Chris, thank you for all of the gifts you gave this world.”

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