‘Sirens’ – Pearl Jam

The other week, I mentioned that I was going to share one of Pearl Jam’s latest songs off the album that’s due out in, well, perhaps a matter of days by now! That reminds me of a desire to place an order. It’s been half-a-year since I bought any new music and I always look forward to new work from this band. Anyway, this is Sirens; the second single to be released from Lightning Bolt.

Continue reading

Advertisements

‘Release Me’

I’m wanting to write but the words aren’t quite there. I’ve never been great at pin-pointing a thought, let alone determining where it’s come from. I can’t decided whether to try and write here or whether to e-mail my friend privately, as I know she would be there. Maybe I just need some more time to think, without going over it all too much.

My intention today was to share with you a song this evening. Several hours ago, it was going to be the second single from Pearl Jam‘s forthcoming album (which I can barely stop whistling at work and replaying in my mind). Perhaps you’ll have to wait until next week for that one, if you’re not already off to YouTube.

But another Pearl Jam song popped up on my feed earlier on and that’s what I’ve decided to share. A track that has always resonated a sense of power with untamed emotion. This live recording barely disappoints.

Although, I’m open to interpretations as to what happens to Eddie Vedder right before the end! 🙂

And, the lyrics…

Continue reading

‘Just Breathe’

I’ve been quite negative with my recent posts and I’ve also written letters to two of my favourite bands and artists. Now though, I’d like to try and lighten the mood a a bit and share with you a song from another of my favourites, Pearl Jam.

I only bought my first album six-years ago but they immediately wrestled Incubus for that elusive top-spot in my mind. Much of their earlier work can be associated with ‘grunge’ but, that’s not to say that anything from the last decade is lacking. It’s different and, above all others right now, this song is one of the most heart-felt (in my opinion anyway).

I’d even go as far as to call this an ‘Eddie Vedder solo’, rather than a complete band effort. If you’re not aware, he is also a solo artist and, yes, I’m a fan of his own work, even though I’m still yet to buy his second album… I first heard this song live on the Tonight with Jay Leno Show (yes, in the UK, we can get CNBC through Freesat). Actually, it might have been Jimmy Fallon, which I don’t regularly watch… Either way, it was covered by another band (I forget!) and their rendition of this 2009 track just opened it up for me.

Enjoy and just breathe. 🙂

PS. I’ve just checked and it was Willie Nelson who covered this song that night – you know, the guy with the long, ginger braided hair; most famous for his appearance in The Simpsons… (Well, that’s how I knew of him, anyway!! :-P)