Pearl Jam singer Eddie Vedder released a song ‘Brother The Cloud’. His wife Jill Vedder said the song is for his little brother Chris who died. This has confused the fans who think it is about late musician Chris Cornell, though it’s really about Eddie’s brother Chris. Pearl Jam ‘Pencil In’ dates for 2022 Tour was reported previously.
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Eddie Vedder drops a lyrical video of the song
Vedder has released a lyric video for Brother The Cloud, taken from upcoming solo album Earthling. The single follows the earlier single Long Way, which was released as a 7″ single backed by The Haves in September.
It has a tranquil, tender intro, and the song kicks into life at the 40-second mark before returning to the more gloomy tone as Vedder sings of loss and longing. With the opening lines, “I had a brother, but now my brother is gone / Oh I search the sky for a glimpse of his blue eyes / And there I find his image in the clouds,” it’s tempting to presume the song is about late Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell but it’s actually about Eddie’s brother Chris.
In a recent interview with Mojo, Vedder discussed the ambitious ‘Earthling’ project and how he compares it to a concert playlist, stating: “I thought of [Earthling] like a setlist – by the end, that’s when you start bringing out special guests… We had Stevie and Elton, Ringo was an incredible addition… and then my pop gets to be on a record with those guys, which is not too shabby.”
Vedder will head out on tour next month in support of the new album, which is released on February 11th. Joining Vedder in the Earthlings band are Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith, former Chili Peppers guitarist Josh Klinghoffer, Jane’s Addiction bassist Chris Chaney, guitarist/vocalist Glen Hansard (who will also open the show), and guitarist Andrew Watt, who produced the album.