Pearl Jam Officially Unveils 'Superblood Wolfmoon'

Listen to the latest preview of 'Gigaton'

February 18, 2020

Pearl Jam has officially unveiled the second single from their forthcoming 11th studio album, Gigaton.

“Superblood Wolfmoon” is a high-tempo, punk-inspired track that would fit right in on 2013’s Lightning Bolt or 2009’s Backspacer. If lead single “Dance of the Clairvoyants” was a curveball with its Talking Heads vibe, “Superblood Wolfmoon” is a fastball that finds Eddie Vedder singing about a relationship gone bad.

“Right now I feel a lack of innocence; searchin' for reveal hypnotonic residence," he laments. "I feel not much of anything, and the cause is life or death.”

The highlight of the song is a 24 second Mike McCready guitar solo that races to the stars and back. It’s the latest example of what the late Chris Cornell was talking about when he once said of McCready: “He’s got something in there; he’s infected, and that’s gonna come out again somewhere.”

Pearl Jam originally teased “Superblood Wolfmoon” using an augmented-reality experience unlocked on their web app. Fans could point their cellphone cameras at the moon and hear a preview of the song.

Gigaton will arrive on March 27th with Pearl Jam’s first tour since 2018 to support it. The North American leg begins March 18th in Toronto and runs through April 19th in Oakland.

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