Two weeks ago, Pearl Jam set fans on a worldwide search for AR cover art for Gigaton, the band’s upcoming studio album. Not long after the campaign, the band announced that it will be releasing “Dance of the Clairvoyants” as the lead single to the album. Eddie Vedder and his crew have now released that track in its entirety.
Clocking in at approximately four and a half minutes, the song is driven by a lush mid-tempo groove backed by echoing guitar stabs, 16th-note-like drums, and hefty bass lines. The track plays into a pocket that mirrors that of mid-’00s dance-rock, layered with Eddie Vedder’s grungy vocals. In a statement, bassist Jeff Ament mentioned, “‘Dance’ was a perfect storm of experimentation and real collaboration,” adding “we’ve opened some new doors creatively and that’s exciting.” The song is an early glimpse of the first album the band has put together in seven years, a follow-up to Lightning Bolt, so fans can expect to hear some refreshing new sounds from the band.
Scroll below for a listen of Pearl Jam’s latest track “Dance of the Clairvoyants.”
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