Pearl Jam have released a new single, Can’t Deny Me, which is the first taste of the band’s upcoming 11th studio album.
The track, which Pearl Jam’s fan club members received as a surprise on Saturday, was written by singer Eddie Vedder (lyrics) and guitarist Mike McCready (music).
Co-produced by the band and long-time collaborator Brendan O’Brien, the protest song, which seems to take aim at US President Donald Trump, was recorded in Seattle in February 2018.
Featuring artwork by bass player Jeff Ament and Pearl Jam’s longtime videographer Kevin Shuss, the wide release of Can’t Deny Me coincides with the start of the group’s South American tour in Santiago, Chile.
Pearl Jam bring their tour to Europe this summer, including appearances at Pinkpop, Rock Werchter, and NOS Alive Festival. They play two sold out shows at The O2 in London on 18th and 19th June.
The group haven’t yet announced the release date of their follow-up to 2013’s Lightning Bolt although it’s expected to be later this year. In 2017 they were inducted in the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame and released the live concert film Let’s Play Two, recorded at Wrigley Field in Chicago.