If you’ve been thinking it’s all been a little bit quiet in the Pearl Jam camp lately, you can rest easy, with the band announcing that they’re set to release a new album.
Over the weekend, Pearl Jam gifted members of their Ten Club fan club a brand new song. Titled ‘Can’t Deny Me’, the tune made some rather thinly-veiled references to US President Donald Trump and made the group’s thoughts towards him rather clear clear.
With lyrics that include lines such as “You may be rich but you can’t deny me/got nothing but the will to survive,” and “The country you are representing/condition critical,” the group clearly aren’t pulling any punches, and it serves as a welcome return for the group. However, it seems as though this is just the first taste of many more songs to come from the legendary grunge-rockers.
According to the band’s website, where ‘Can’t Deny Me’ has recently been made available for purchase, the track is part of the group’s forthcoming album. While not many details have been made clear yet, it looks to have been produced by both Pearl Jam and longtime producer Brendan O’Brien, whose relationship with the group goes all the way back to 1993’s Vs..
This new record will be the first since 2013’s Lightning Bolt, and will put an end to the longest gap between albums for the group so far. Despite a bit of inactivity recently, the last couple of years have seen the group inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, Eddie Vedder lending his solo talents to an episode of the new series of Twin Peaks, and just today it was announced that Pearl Jam are set to appear in a new documentary about the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame.
While Pearl Jam have also announced a bunch of tour dates in Europe, South and North America, there’s a rather sizeable piece of space right around the time that Splendour In The Grass is held. Could we be seeing the legendary rockers making their first trip to Australia since the 2014 Big Day Out? Only time will tell.