Pearl Jam have unveiled the first single from their upcoming Gigaton LP, the propulsive “Dance of the Clairvoyants.” Their 11th studio album, Gigaton is their first LP in seven years and the follow-up to 2013’s Lightning Bolt.
“Expecting perfection/leaves a lot to ignore,” Eddie Vedder sings. “When the past is the present and the future’s no more/And every tomorrow is the same as before.”
“‘Dance’ was a perfect storm of experimentation and real collaboration,” bassist Jeff Ament wrote, “mixing up the instrumentation and building a great song, and Ed writing some of my favorite words yet, around Matt’s killer drum pattern. Did I mention Mike’s insane guitar part and that Stone is playing bass on this one? We’ve opened some new doors creatively and that’s exciting.”
“Making this record was a long journey,” guitarist Mike McCready said in a statement about Gigaton. “It was emotionally dark and confusing at times, but also an exciting and experimental road map to musical redemption. Collaborating with my bandmates on Gigaton ultimately gave me greater love, awareness and knowledge of the need for human connection in these times.”
Pearl Jam will tour in support of Gigaton this spring. The 16-date North American tour launches March 18th in Toronto, Canada and wraps April 19th in Oakland, California. The trek continues with a European summer leg that kicks off June 23rd in Frankfurt, Germany.