O Pearl Jam he intended to keep the songs on his new album secret until the official release, but a fan tried to prevent that from happening.
The iconic group led by Eddie Vedder held an exclusive audition for some journalists and members of his official fan club last Wednesday (31) at the iconic Troubadour concert hall, in Los Angeles, USA.
According to the American magazine Spin, the vocalist joined Mike McCready, Jeff Ament and the producer Andrew Watt to present the successor of Gigaton (2020).
The vehicle reports that the songs from the new album arrive with an intense rock sound, highlighting the drums of Matt Cameron and the “elegance” of McCready’s guitar. The lyrics performed by Vedder reflect on human connection, fatherhood, aging and the current characteristics of the world.
At the event, Eddie Vedder got excited, distributed tequilas to the fans and made an impressive statement, saying that he thinks this “is the band’s best album”.
Jeff Ament also made a strong statement stating that he is “extremely proud” of the band, and became emotional when speaking to the audience about the process.
New Pearl Jam album
Although the band still keeps some specific details about the new album secret, such as its release date, the “Levyhit” channel revealed on YouTube that the project will be called “Dark Matter”, and also released a preview of the 11-song tracklist. and an audio with excerpts from the audition that were recorded by a fan who was glued to the door of the place where the audition took place listening party of the disk.
Regarding the sound elements highlighted by Spin, guitarist Mike McCready said earlier this year that the new songs would be “much heavier” than the public might expect. He also pointed out that the album would have more influences from Grunge legends, such as Soundgarden It is Temple of the Dog. Find out more details here.