Vicky Cornell, the wife of the late Audioslave singer Chris Cornell, has today shared the new video for his posthumously released song ‘When Bad Does Good’. The emotional video stars both Vicky and her son Christopher who portrays his father in the video.
Playing the role of his father as a young paper boy in Seattle, the video is a cinematic and emotionally charged wonder. Directed by Kevin Kerslake both Vicky and Christopher play integral roles to the clip’s comprehension.
Of the video Kerslake said: “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, of sorts, with mystical undertones.”
Christopher Cornell had this to say about the experience: “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, not just to me and my family but the city of Seattle and all of his fans.”