Wednesday, February 16, 2022

Eddie Vedder in conversation with Bruce Springsteen

As part of the launch of his new album, “Earthling”, Eddie Vedder sat down with Bruce Springsteen for an intimate conversation about the project, his history, and more.

Directed by Thom Zimny and filmed at Springsteen’s farm in New Jersey, the 30-minute session break down Vedder's latest record, from production to songwriting and appearances by Stevie Wonder, Ringo Starr, Elton John and Andrew Watt.

“The stuff that got put in my blender, it got started maybe with Jackson 5 when I was a kid,” Vedder tells Springsteen about his influences. “And then Beatles as a kid and growing up and then The Who took over big time. And then, my friend … ” as the Pearl Jam rocker nods to his guest while referencing The Band, Split Enz, Talking Heads, Sonic Youth, Fugazi, and Mudhoney.

“I got you,” replies Springsteen. “That’s what I’m hearing in there. … It’s a good mix.”

Vedder’s fourth solo album marks the follow-up to his work on the soundtrack to the 2021 Sean Penn film, "Flag Day”, which saw him partnered alongside his daughter, Olivia Vedder, Irish singer Glen Hansard, and Cat Power.

This week, the singer was forced to postpone a pair of concerts on his US tour promoting the project after a member of the touring party tested positive for Covid-19.

You can stream the full “Earthling” album in its entirety here.

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