Listen to Eddie Vedder’s new solo song “Long Way”
Eddie Vedder has released a solo single titled “Long Way”, the first song from his upcoming album. Earthling.
With country rock undertones and Tom Petty phrasing, “Long Way” finds Vedder pushing his musical limits. Lyrically, the singer describes characters facing haunting regrets, looking back on parts of their lives that can never be changed.
“He can’t escape the timeline, much worse than he had feared / Lived every moment, wishing the past was gone”, the grunge icon sings towards the end of the first verse, before reaching the chorus of the song: “He took the long way / On the highway / He came the long way / On the highway.”
Vedder’s guitar work shines brightly about halfway through the track, as the rocker opens things up for a solo that starts off soft before exploding into force.
Listen to “Long Way” in the video below.
Vedder collaborated with Andrew Watt on the runway, the Grammy-winning producer whose long list of credits includes work with Ozzy Osbourne, Post Malone and Miley Cyrus.
“Long Way” and the forthcoming song “The Haves” are part of a limited edition 7 inch vinyl, available for Pre-order now through the Pearl Jam Ten Club.
Speaking of Pearl Jam, the Rock and Roll Hall of Famers will be playing a handful of festival dates in September and October. Notably, Vedder will perform solo at the Ohana Festival on September 25, while Pearl Jam will headline the event the following night.
Vedder also recently contributed eight new compositions for the soundtrack of Sean Penn’s film. Flag day.
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