Pearl Jam Release New Song, Which Sounds a Lot Like Talking Heads

Pearl Jam haven’t had an album since 2013’s Lightning Bolt. That’s enough time to come up with a few good songs. Evidence A: “Dance of the Clairvoyants.” It’s their just-released single off their upcoming album, Gigaton.

It’s very danceable, I guess, and sounds like Talking Heads. The bass line is catchy, they’ve got some synthesizers going and quite good lyrics. Like the chorus:

Expecting perfection
Leaves a lot to ignore
When the past is the present
And the future’s no more
When every tomorrow
Is the same as before

I don’t remember Pearl Jam doing anything like this before. Jeff Ament, bassist, sounds excited about the new song. He posted on the band’s Instagram:

“‘Dance’ was a perfect storm of experimentation and real collaboration…We’ve opened some new doors creatively and that’s exciting.”

Their new album comes out March 27 on Monkeywrench/Republic.

They also have a huge tour that you should check out.

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