Pearl Jam Member Secret New Album Video Leaks


We reported yesterday on Matt Cameron uploading some new photos of himself recording for a secret new project, though he did not clarify what record he was working on. Now Cameron has uploaded a video with the caption ‘tracking.’ Cameron hasn’t said what exactly this mysterious project is, but Pearl Jam have said they have worked on their new album this year, and Matt Cameron released his debut solo album Cavedweller last year. Pearl Jam released “Can’t Deny Me” earlier this year and said it was from their ‘forthcoming new album.’

Cameron discussed Cavedweller in a September 2017 Rolling Stone interview. The album title goes all the way back to when he first moved to Seattle back in 1983. “I brought a 4-track cassette recorder and kind of plugged into the local music scene using that name,” he says. “There were a lot of dudes and ladies recording their own music and putting it out on compilations and stuff.” The next three decades were occupied by his work in Soundgarden and Pearl Jam, but in early 2016 he decided it was time to finally release music under his own name. “I got to a point where I felt the songs sounded pretty good to me,” he says. “And so then I decided to bite the bullet and put it out there, warts and all.”

Thirty years of work with Chris Cornell and Eddie Vedder – inarguably two of the greatest singers of their era – made Cameron slightly unsure of his own vocal chops. “The vocal aspect was the toughest part for me,” he says. ” I’m pretty limited in terms of what I can do, but it’s better for me to do it all as opposed to bringing in a real singer and doing it that way even though my vocal prowess is very limited in comparison to Chris and Eddie.” The album was finished before Cornell passed away. “I played some of it for him last March,” says Cameron. “He really liked it. He was always very supportive of me writing music for the band and kind of going for it. That was great. And I played some of it for Eddie and he really liked it, too. That felt great.”

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