Peal Jam have released a teaser clip for their official music video for their song “Retrograde”.
The song is taken from Pearl Jam’s latest album ‘Gigaton’ the album has been praised by critics and fans as “their finest studio hour”. The album landed at No.1 on the Billboard Top Rock Album chart and landed in the Top 5 of the Billboard 200. In international charts the album landed at No.1 in Italy and Austria. And the album was in the Top ten charts in Netherlands, Switzerland, Germany, Australia, Norway, Belgium, Canada, Finland, U.K, New Zealand and Ireland.
In a four star review of Gigaton by Rolling Stone wrote “The group has blended the miasmic angst of ‘Jeremy‘ and ‘Alive‘ with a sense of tenderness and even flashes of hope.” UPROXX promised, “PEARL JAM is reliable on ‘Gigaton‘ at a moment when nothing else is,” and Spin christened it “Their best album since the late nineties.”
On The Bill Simmons Podcast Eddie Vedder and Jeff Ament spoke about them looking forward to being back on the road “We’re kind of reclusive by nature. So, in some ways it feels normal to be away from people, that’s not necessarily out of my wheelhouse… but I just keep thinking that first time we’ll be in front of people, it’s even hard to imagine when or how, it’s going to be different. It’s not like we didn’t appreciate it before, it’s just even tenfold.”
Talking about the seven year gap in between albums Eddie Vedder explained
“It grew on its own. It just started different, and it ended different, and everything that happened in the middle was different, and that’s what felt great about it. At some point, we had to finish. At some point, we zeroed in and thought, ‘Okay, I think we got this and now let’s nail these bits and pieces” …This last fall, we really leaned in heavy and hard and gave ourselves a little bit of a deadline finally, which was cool, I thought it was very mature and grown-up of us to say, ‘Okay, now let’s actually finish! That can be the hard part’… After all of that fun, now we have to set it down in concrete.”
“Certain things find their spot. It’s like a setlist. I think that’s why they maybe let me take a first crack at some of that stuff, because of the whole setlist thing. We still make records to be listened to — not that everyone will listen to a record track one to twelve in a row or side A or Side B — but we still make ’em in case somebody does want to listen to it like that, that’s how we make em…In a way, it’s also like a live show, we put the songs together in a way that have a flow and an energy, the one song passes the torch to the next…Really I think a lot of comes back to keeping score when I was a little kid in baseball games…Obviously, I wasn’t good at math and didn’t go to school for acounting, but what I did do was stare at the scoreboard at Wrigley Field and I think that really helped me.”
Check out the clip below