Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder has unveiled the first song “Long Way” from his upcoming solo album “Earthling”. No release date has been announced for the album, which will be released in Vedder’s own Seattle surf prints through the Republic.
A lyric video is now online for the track, showing Veder collaborating for the first time with the reigning Grammy Producer of the Year and Andrew Watt (Ozzy Osburn, Miley Cyrus, Post Malone). “Long Way” is available for pre-order through the Pearl James Ten Club fan organization, another new song as a 7-inch vinyl single, “The Haves”.
“Wildflowers” stars Tom Petty’s musical shadow, the strong, guitar-driven “Long Way” Beder telling the story of a ghostly ghostly man by a lost love who “left but never left” when he tried not to. “It simply came to our notice then. ”Emphasizing Petty Vibes, former heartbreaker member Benmont Tench contributes to the Hammond B3 organ. The track features Watt’s companion on guitar and bass, former Red Hot Chili Papers member Josh Klinghaffer on guitar and piano, and Red Hot Chili Peppers Chad Smith on drums.
Wedder and Watt have been friends for the past decade, and when Wedder was in Los Angeles for a benefit concert this spring, he came to Watt’s home studio. At one point, Vedder starts playing some words on the guitar, and before anyone knows it, “We’ve started making noise around,” Watt says. Diversity. “There was something right now that I wanted to finish in a hurry. It was just the right place and the right time and it all happened very organizationally. Looks like people are playing together in a room, which should be a good rock song.
“Earthling” is fast approaching for Veder’s eight-song contribution to the soundtrack for Shawn Penn’s new film “Flag Day”, released on August 20 by Sean Surf and Republic. This is her first solo album since 2011’s “Ukulele Gaan”, which reached No. 1 on the Billboard 200. Debuts in numbers. He was also on Elton John’s upcoming album “Lockdown Sessions” on October 22.
As previously reported, Vedder and Pearl Jam will return to the stage for the first time in three years on 1 September 18 at sea. Listen Now Festival at Asbury Park, NJ next weekend, will be performing with Vedder Solo and Pearl Jam at its annual Ohana Festival in Dana Point, California.