Legendary guitarist Tom Morello pays tribute to the late Chris Cornell on the collaborative track from 'The Atlas Underground'
Identifying Tom Morello's iconic guitar sound on "Every Step That I Take" might prove challenging. His trademark Rage Against The Machine and Audioslave squeals yield the spotlight to the "Feel It Still" hitmakers' indie-pop prowess and DJ/music producer Whethan's tinkering. Morello delivers a restrained solo harmonized with synth around the 2:25 mark. "Killing In The Name" this is not, but Morello has always been somewhat adventurous. In fact, his mission behind The Atlas Underground is to create a place where rock and EDM collide.
The story behind this particular song, however, is very cool. Morello co-wrote "Every Step That I Take" with Cage The Elephant frontman Matt Shultz and John Gourley of Portugal. The Man. He says:
We’re partnering with an organization called SAVE (Suicide Awareness Voices of Education), focusing on suicide prevention, information and depression awareness. With the passing of Chris (Cornell of Soundgarden, Temple of the Dog and Audioslave) over a year ago, and the momentum towards removing the stigma from mental health issues and suicidal thoughts, it was very important to have a song from that point of view.
Morello adds that he's seen friends and family struggle with mental illness, and helping work towards removing the stigma from asking for help is important to him.
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The Atlas Underground arrives next Friday. You can read more about the album here.