Thursday, April 18, 2024

Pearl Jam stream new Dark Matter single Wreckage

photo: Danny Clinch via Universal Music Canada

Pearl Jam is streaming the single, “Wreckage”, as the latest preview to their forthcoming album, “Dark Matter.”

The tune follows the title track and “Running” as the third song issued in advance of the record’s release on April 19; the set was produced by Andrew Watt.

“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,” says guitarist Stone Gossard. “I wasn't quite aware of its potency until later. Andrew 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."

“['Wreckage'] started with the riff and everyone kind of formulating sections together,”
adds Watts. “That song just came to Ed right away. Within the first couple takes before the music was even right, his vocals were right. His melodies and words are so strong in that song. Once the initial spark was there and there were a few sections, it was just really about following him.”

Pearl Jam will launch the Dark Matter world tour in Vancouver, BC with two shows in early May.

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