Pearl Jam drops new single “Wreckage”

Author Hernan Osuna - 18.4.2024

US rock icons Pearl Jam have shared “Wreckage“, the latest single from their upcoming album “Dark Matter”. Listen to the track below

The mid-tempo song finds Eddie Vedder adopting a Tom Petty-like delivery as he sings about survival and the passage of time.

The acoustic-tinged track offers another stylistic shift, hinting at the diversity on display on Pearl Jam’s 12th studio album, out on April 19 via Monkeywrench Records/Republic Records. In contrast, the previously released “Running” is a frenetic, punk-inspired attack, while the title track delivers bombastic, anthemic rock.

Guitarist Stone Gossard shared: “That one probably has the biggest build for me personally, in terms of hearing it at first and thinking, it’s kind of an Ed song. I wasn’t quite aware of its potency until later. Andrew [Watt] encouraged me to play this little harmonic, acoustic part almost like a Cure melody. I’ve been playing along with the song to relearn it and I’m really looking forward to playing it live. It’s a really powerful lyric and I think we did a really great job of taking something and really pushing it to its limit”.

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