Two tracks recorded during Pearl Jam’s 2006 self titled album recording sessions have leaked. One track is a midtempo souful song called “Cold Confession.” The song is pretty loose structure wise, it actually reminds me of the Mad Season songs that were released this year a bit sonically. There’s some really bluesy guitar riffs and an organ used that fills out the song sonically. Vedder sings, ‘Memory clear, cold confession that only he could hear.’ There’s other dark lines in the song like, ‘He let himself scream/He let himself cry.’ The songs also references a dark past and dark future. The track clocks in at 5:46.
“Let It Ride” actually reminds me of Riot Act, Ed’s phrasing and singing style sounds very reminiscent of this period. Ed tells the story of a woman in the song, ‘Like a book with no ending/read backwards to beginning.’ He sings the refrain ‘She’s gonna’ before hitting the chorus, the song really picks up halfway through. The song is 4:16 long.