Eddie Vedder releases ukulele video
Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder has released a video for Sleeping By Myself, taken from last year’s solo album Ukulele Songs. View it below.
The promo shows a ukulele being built from start to finish, celebrating the instrument Vedder fell in love with during a surfing holiday.
In 2011 he told the Seattle Times: “As far as inanimate objects being friends goes, I think it’s right on the list. My ukulele is a work of art. It’s going to live long after me.”
He discovered the instrument after picking one up in a drugstore in Hawaii.. He began playing it outside the shop and passers-by threw money into its case.
Vedder said: “It was immediate gratification that maybe I could go places with this thing. This little four-string songwriting tool started changing the way I brought songs to Pearl Jam.”