Pearl Jam fans have been waiting for Eddie Vedder’s original music he recorded for Eric Becker’s 2018 documentary Return to Mount Kennedy for two years, and now the instrumental single “Cartography” has been released on Sub Pop. Eddie Vedder is also planning a new solo release next year for a major film.
Sub Pop is one of Seattle and the Grunge’s scene’s most iconic record labels, once being the home to Nirvana, Mudhoney, and Soundgarden, with 1989’s Bleach arguably being its most famous release.
Proceeds for the single will benefit Fair Fight, and their effort to make sure there is a free, fair, and secure U.S. election in 2020.
Eddie Vedder said, “Listening to the speech delivered by Bobby Kennedy in regards to the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. 50 years ago, you are reminded that once again we are at a moment in time when our society can and must do better. Voting is our most powerful form of nonviolent protest.
And those whom we vote for must be made deeply aware that the issues of equality and justice in America are of the utmost importance and need to be not only restored but taken to the next level. NOW.”
Nick Zinner also remixed the song, and an official music video has also been released by Sub Pop.