Pearl Jam Share Teaser Video For New Single, ‘Retrograde’

The new track also features on the band’s recent album, ‘Gigaton’, which debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Rock Albums chart on release.

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Pearl Jam have released a teaser video for their next single ‘Retrograde’. The full animated video is due to launch tomorrow, 14 May, with the snippet available to watch below.

‘Retrograde’ will be the latest track taken from Pearl Jam’s Gigaton album, which was released in March this year through Monkeywrench Records/Republic Records. The band previously shared videos for ‘Dance Of The Clairvoyants’, ‘Superblood Wolfmoon’, and ‘Quick Escape.’

Speaking about the new album with Zane Lowe on his Apple Music Beats 1 show, guitarist Stone Gossard said: “Vocalist Eddie Vedder did a great job. There was a pile of songs and he mixed and selected the tracks that really were going to be special. He did such a great job of bringing everybody’s personalities out.

“It was probably different than any of us would have made individually, but it really captures, I think, the spirit of the band.”

Last month, Pearl Jam launched a Gigaton 4K Apple TV experience, which saw the band team up with Evolve Studios to “create an unparalleled experience that enhances Gigaton’s massive scope.”

Gigaton producer Josh Evans said: “I’m excited for fans to be able to immerse themselves in the sound and to hear the depth and layers of these songs and and performances. It’s truly a unique way to experience this album.”

Gigaton bowed at No.1 on the Billboard Rock Albums Chart on its initial release. Additionally, it landed in the Top 5 of the Billboard Top 200. Internationally the album debuted at No. 1 in Italy and Austria, Top 5 in Netherlands, Switzerland, Australia, Germany, Belgium, Norway, Canada, and Finland and Top 10 in the UK, Ireland, and New Zealand.

Among numerous positive critical reactions, Associated Press exclaimed, “Pearl Jam come roaring back with superb new album.” In a four-out-of-five star review, Rolling Stone wrote, “The group has blended the miasmic angst of ‘Jeremy’ and ‘Alive’ with a sense of tenderness and even flashes of hope.” UPROXX promised, “Pearl Jam is reliable on Gigaton at a moment when nothing else is,” and Spin christened it “Their best album since the late nineties.”

Listen to Gigaton on Apple Music and Spotify.

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