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Pearl Jam Are Working On A New Album… With Justin Bieber’s Producer

Pearl Jam are still alive… and they’ve got a new album coming our way.

Eddie Vedder & co have confirmed they’ve started work on a brand new LP, the follow-up to 2020’s Gigaton.

“We’ve recorded some songs. We’re on our way. We’re making music,” guitarist Stone Gossard told Consequence Of Sound.

Interestingly, the grunge legends are teaming up with Justin Bieber’s producer Andrew Watt for the new record as well.

“We’re psyched,” Gossard continued. “Andrew is a total character. Really, like immediately, we were writing quickly. Spontaneously. Bring in a riff. Let’s knock it out. [Drummer] Matt Cameron is playing his ass off. We didn’t bring any gear down. We were just doing some recording in Andrew’s basement in Beverly Hills, basically. So far, so good.”

On the topic of working with Watt, who’s credited with writing and producing Bieber hits like ‘Let Me Love You’ and ‘Hold On’, Gossard says the band were keen to shake things up this time around.

“I want to keep staying in that state of mind where we make looser records, and are quicker in terms of being able to generate that feeling or art… Pearl Jam, we constantly are asking: What is another process? How is it that we can do something new? What’s the next step?” he explained.

“Just speaking with [bassist] Jeff [Ament] the other day, we’re talking about trying different formations of how to generate song ideas, particularly ones that move us, that move us in a cool direction, or in a direction that makes people go, ‘Ah!’”

Watt also recently teamed up with Eddie Vedder in solo mode for his recently released, collab-stacked album, Earthling.

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