Pearl Jam has dropped a bomb on us. Their long-awaited album Gigaton hit the airwaves on March 27th. Buckle up because a lot of things went down and if you didn’t know about already… well you should get informed ASAP. Pearl Jam is a legendary with hits like ‘Jeremy’ and ‘Black’. Today we take a look at Gigaton, but before that ‘Quick Escape’.
This single burst through on March 25th just two days before their long-awaited album. The visuals are pretty dope. Since we’re all quarantined and cooped up inside this is just what we need. Aerial views of ocean, sun, and wildlife greet us while the smooth jams keep coming. A sound wave dances to the vocals and beats every now and then. Images are distorted and turn psychedelic before our eyes. Crushing solos keep us paying attention. This song is full of life and energy, a space jam of an oasis is waiting for us in these lyrics.
If you know the words “Gigaton Hotline” then you got a neat sneak peek. Fans got the chance to call 585-20-PEARL (585-207-3275) for songs other than ‘Dance of the Clairvoyants’ and ‘Superblood Wolfmoon’ and were greeted by this message:
“Hello, you’ve reached the Pearl Jam Gigaton hotline. Press 1 to leave a message. Press 2 to opt-in to receive updates from the band and preview the new album before it’s out on March 27th.”
Twelve songs that are totally space inspired. Appreciation for nature and all it has to give, probably. If you know Pearl Jam then you know you’re in for some meaty songs. They are in a league of their own and know the rock world like the back of their hand. Becoming a staple of music life may not have been their intentions but their music withstands the test of time and they are still going. The album is their 11th and a good 57 minutes long. This took the longest and is their longest album. For a seasoned and well-crafted look at our lives, the world around us, and the events quickly becoming history, take a listen. It’ll only be an hour of your time, at least until you play it again.