Pearl Jam’s long hibernation is officially over.
The Hall of Famers have dropped “Dance of the Clairvoyants,” the first track lifted from their much-anticipated eleventh studio album Gigaton.
Due out March 27, Gigaton will mark the Seattle rock legends’ first album since 2013’s Grammy winner Lightning Bolt, a full eight years ago.
Produced with Josh Evans, “Dance of the Clairvoyants” isn’t your typical slice of Pearl Jam. Opening with a kick and hats, with bass and then synth entering the soundscape, “Clairvoyants” has more in common with angsty post punk.
Eddie Vedder hasn’t lost any venom. On it, he sings: “Expecting perfection, leaves a lot to ignore. When the past is the present and the future’s no more, every tomorrow’s the same as before.”
Their musical musical evolution is on display. “‘Dance’ was a perfect storm of experimentation and real collaboration,” comments bass player Jeff Ament. “We’ve opened some new doors creatively and that’s exciting.” Live dates kick off this spring.
Stream “Dance of the Clairvoyants” below: