Eddie Vedder has shared an intimate conversation with Bruce Springsteen which was filmed on Springsteen’s farm in New Jersey as the two break down Vedder’s new album, Earthling. During the conversation, the duo discuss the record’s production and appearances by Stevie Wonder, Ringo Starr, Elton John and Andrew Watt, along with Vedder’s songwriting. Directed by Thom Zimny, the special interview originally debuted on Amazon Live and is now available on Eddie Vedder’s official YouTube page. You can watch it in full below.
Earthling is Vedder’s first album since 2011’s Ukulele Songs and his first solo tour in over a decade. Earthling illuminates every side of Vedder and includes collaborations with some of music’s most iconic legends, including Stevie Wonder, Ringo Starr, and Elton John as well as Andrew Watt, Chad Smith, and Josh Klinghoffer.
In the recent New York Times Magazine interview Eddie described it as: “the album is structured kind of like a concert: The special guests come out at the end. Stevie, then Elton, then we’ve got our “Mrs. Mills” song with Ringo. Then the last special guest was my father, whom I really didn’t get to know.”
Earthling was released last Friday, February 11, via Seattle Surf/Republic Records. Right out of the gate, the record landed to widespread critical acclaim. Spin hailed recent single “Brother The Cloud” as “a multi-faceted rock track with a powerful finish,” and Rolling Stone praised, “Despite its upbeat, guitar-heavy arrangement, the track explores the emotional upheaval caused by the loss of a close companion.” Brooklyn Vegan dubbed it an “anthemic and punky rock song with terrific vocal performance from Eddie and very hooky chorus,” and Stereogum put it best as “a positively ripping, arena-worthy rock anthem.”
Also in Eddie Vedder news, The Guild of Music Supervisors yesterday announced that the Pearl Jam frontman was among the nominees for its 12th annual award ceremony, along with Irish singer-songwriter Glen Hansard, Beyoncé, Jay-Z, Demi Lovato, Lin-Manuel Miranda and more. The awards celebrate outstanding achievement in the craft of Music Supervision in film, television, games, documentaries, advertising, and trailers.