Pearl Jam have been working on new music, on and off, over the past year or so.
The Seattle rockers have purposely not set a timetable for a new album, as the band members continue to work on solo projects and tours.
Now, in a new interview with Rolling Stone - centered around his involvement with the West Memphis Three – frontman Eddie Vedder was asked for an update on Pearl Jam’s latest recording project.
"Um, maybe halfway there,
" explains Vedder. "We're taking our time. I was talking to Jeff [Ament] today, we were texting, he's got his group up there. He's heading to the West Coast, I'm heading east. And we're out here like, you know, like Johnny Appleseed. He's covering part of the country. I'm doing the other. And at some point we'll join forces again for sure, but the band is as healthy as ever and I'm sure it's good to get a little break from each other, but it's nice to – we'll be ready to go when we're ready to go.
As for a "sound" or direction to the tracks completed so far, Eddie says, "It just comes out. It sounds like it sounds like. We really work together as a unit these days. It's really the compilation of all the parts. It's not like one guy trying to tell everybody, ‘These are my songs. This is what it should sound like.’ We've figured out after all these years that if everybody just puts their stamp on it, then it sounds how we want it to. Then it sounds new, 'cause everyone is growing, you know. Everyone is growing after all these years."
Read more with Eddie Vedder at Rolling Stone here.
Thanks for the report to HenneMusic.com.
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