The “Last Kiss” rockers have announced their 11th studio album, “Gigaton,” with the newly-released “Dance of the Clairvoyants.”
Bassist Jeff Ament briefly opened up about the genesis of “Dance of the Clairvoyants,” in which vocalist Eddie Vedder sings “Love is friction/ Ripe for comfort/ Endless equations/ And tugging persuasions.”
“‘Dance’ was a perfect storm of experimentation and real collaboration… We’ve opened some new doors creatively and that’s exciting,” Ament wrote in a statement via the band’s Twitter.
“Dance of the Clairvoyants” marks Pearl Jam’s first new material since 2018’s politically charged “Can’t Deny Me,” which will not be featured in the band’s forthcoming album according to the newly-released tracklist.
“Gigaton,” which was co-produced by Pearl Jam and Josh Evans, will arrive seven years after the band’s most recent and tenth studio effort, “Lightning Bolt.”
In a statement, guitarist Mike McCready recalled that “making this record was a long journey.”
“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,” he added about the project.
Pear Jam will support their forthcoming new album in a 16-date North American tour, which will kick off on March 18 in Toronto, Canada.
The trek will then continue with a European summer leg, launching on June 23 in Frankfurt, Germany.
In the meantime, discover the band’s latest single, “Dance of the Clairvoyants”: