Listen to Pearl Jam’s ‘Superblood Wolfmoon’ in Full
Pearl Jam have released their new track “Superblood Wolfmoon” in full, days after launching an app that played a teaser clip when fans pointed their phones at the moon.
It’s the third song to arrive from upcoming album Gigaton, following the launch of “Dance of the Clairvoyants” and a clip of “River Cross.” The first track was accompanied by three different videos while the second appeared in a Super Bowl ad.
You can listen to “Superblood Wolfmoon” below:
Guitarist Stone Gossard recently praised the lyrics frontman Eddie Vedder provided for the album, calling them “stunning” while noting that “He’s not going to come out and say exactly … what you might think after reading the newspaper. But I think that his mysticism and his way of using words and art and music is a powerful sort of tonic. I think that underlying it all is going to continue to be a hopeful and beautiful, but at times tragic message.”
The words to the new song include the lines “I can hear you singin' in the distance / I can see you when I close my eyes / Once, you were somewhere and now you're everywhere / I’m feeling selfish and I want what's right.” Vedder also sings: “I was a prisoner, the keys and the cuffs / Yeah I was feeling fortunate to be locked up / But the world got to spinnin', always felt like it was endin.’” The song would seem to lean towards the “beautiful but at times tragic message” Gossard referred to.
The release ends speculation created by a Pearl Jam fan band, Black Market Aftermath, who yesterday released a “prediction” cover of the song. They’d extrapolated the previously-released teaser into what they believed the complete track would sound like.
Gigaton arrives on Mar. 27 via Republic Records.