Pearl Jam: We want to be more like Pink Floyd
Pearl Jam’s new single was recorded in homage to Pink Floyd and was inspired after guitarist Mike McCready was ‘blown away’ at a live version of The Wall.
The Seattle band’s latest single Sirens hit stores this week and McCready tells Billboard the track was penned with the aim of having a Pink Floyd feel.
He says: “Before it was called Sirens, it was written two years ago. I was at Roger Waters concert and was completely blown away by The Wall. I wanted to write something that would have a Pink Floyd type feel.
“We recorded a demo of it [but Pearl Jam singer Eddie Vedder] didn’t put the lyrics on it until the second time we went back in. I heard them the night that he put them on there and they just brought me to tears. This is Ed at his best in my mind.”
Sirens is the second single off the new Pearl Jam album Lightning Bolt and follows the album’s lead single, Mind Your Manners.
Pearl Jam will also be the focus of Pearl Jam Week on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon next week Stateside.
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