After Pearl Jam released a track in March of this year, speculation grew that a new album was on the cards. That was when they dropped the single, ‘Can’t Deny Me‘.
Now, in a recent interview, bass player Jeff Ament discussed where Pearl Jam are at with a new record: “I wish I had an answer for you. We have a bunch of stuff that’s sort of partly written. Unfortunately, we have rehearsals coming up for Europe and the shows this summer, so it’s in a little bit of a limbo state right now. We still need to record it; we haven’t really recorded anything. But [there are] a lot of ideas.”
Ament explained that they want the freedom to experiment and try a different approach to recording: “We’ve sort of been telling ourselves that we weren’t gonna put a tonne of pressure on the situation. We really wanna make something great, and we wanna have the freedom to live with some of these ideas for a while and then maybe record them in a different way.”
“We’re sort of exploring all sorts of different things right now. So I think it bodes well for whatever the next album is.”
Keeping busy with rehearsals for European Tour dates, it seems no headway has been made on their new album and they are not pressuring themselves to do so!