Eddie Vedder Releases New Solo Song, ‘Cartography’


Photo: Eddie Vedder at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, Michigan, in 2014.

Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam – Story by Cat Badra, photo by Anne Erickson

Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam has released a new, instrumental solo song, called “Cartography”

Eddie Vedder has released a new solo song called “Cartography,” but if you’re expecting the new tune to shadow his work in Pearl Jam, think again. “Cartography” is a completely instrumental song, letting the instruments serve as Vedder’s “voice.”

Vedder first penned the track for the 2018 movie “Return to Mount Kennedy,” but it wasn’t available for purchase or streaming until now. “Cartography” is is now available for digital download, as well as a remix by Yeah Yeah Yeahs guitarist Nick Zinner.

“Cartography” and the Zinner remix will also be released as a seven-inch vinyl single as part of the Sub Pop Singles Club. Sub Pop was the Seattle-based record label that is credited for signing some of the grunge movement’s biggest players early on, including Nirvana, Soundgarden, and Mudhoney.

Vedder isn’t the only Pearl Jam member branching out with some new music. Guitarist Stone Gossard also recently released a new song with his musical project Painted Shield, called “I Am Your Country.” Painted Shield — which features Gossard alongside singer Mason Jennings, former Pearl Jam drummer Matt Chamberlain and keyboardist and vocalist Brittany Davis — will release their self-titled debut album on Nov. 27.

Pearl Jam released their most recent studio album, “Gigaton,” in March. The band will be releasing their MTV Unplugged performance on vinyl and, for the first time, CD on Oct. 23

Cat Badra
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