Pearl Jam Releases First Video In 7 Years For ‘Dance Of The Clairvoyants’
By Eliot Hill
February 7, 2020
Eddie Vedder gives us major Bob Ross vibes at the beginning of the visual as he paints the ever-expansive universe onto a blank canvas.
Throughout the video, imagery showcasing the unpredictability of the Earth, nature, and celestial bodies are superimposed over the band members while they perform the song.
“Confusion is to commotion/ What love is to our devotion/ Imperceptibly big/ Big as the ocean/ And equally hard to control” Vedder sings in the first verse as imagery flashes with crashing of waves and flashes of lightning.
The previous two videos for the single — “Mach I” and “Mach II” — featured many of the same cosmos and nature imagery used in the third video but, thankfully, the band takes center stage in the final installment of the three videos.
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Pearl Jam’s first official music video in 7 years - "Dance of the Clairvoyants" Mach III out now. Watch the full video at the link in stories. Produced by: Evolve Studios Executive Produced by: Tim Bierman, Joel Edwards Studio Director: Ryan Cory Studio Director of Photography: Derek Klein, Ryan Cory Studio Crew: Ryne Hill, Eric Finlon, Matt Michel Studio Grip: Jay Rinehart Olympic Studios Seattle Footage by: Filmsupply
While this may be the third video, Pearl Jam wrote on Twitter that ”Dance of the Clairvoyants (Mach III)” is its “first official music video in 7 years.”
“Enjoyed every second of it. The song keeps getting stronger, and it’s so good to feel that you guys are psyched about this new album and tour,” one fan tweeted. “The energy you deliver is massive. It’s been 7 long years, but it was worth the wait.”
Another fan loved the symbolism and imagery in the video and applauded the band on the incorporation. “This cut captivated me with first [stet] video. The grief of witnessing the collapse of ecosystems on a global scale resonates in the lyrics, the sharp guitar riffs and the solid rhythmic base,” they wrote.
”Dance of the Clairvoyants” marks the band's first single off its highly-anticipated eleventh studio album, Gigaton. This will be Pearl Jam's first full-length album since 2013's Grammy-winning Lightning Bolt.
Gigaton arrives March 27 and Pearl Jam will be heading out on tour this spring to support the album.
Pearl Jam Spring 2020 Tour Dates
March 18 — Toronto, ON, Scotiabank Arena
March 20 — Ottawa, ON, Canadian Tire Centre
March 22 — Quebec City, QC, Videotron Centre
March 24 — Hamilton, ON, FirstOntario Centre
March 28 — Baltimore, MD, Royal Farms Arena
March 30 — New York, NY, Madison Square Garden
April 2 — Nashville, TN, Bridgestone Arena
April 4 — St. Louis, MO, Enterprise Center
April 6 — Oklahoma City, OK, Chesapeake Energy Arena
April 9 — Denver, CO, Pepsi Center
April 11 — Phoenix, AZ, Gila River Arena
April 13 — San Diego, CA, Viejas Arena
April 15 — Los Angeles, CA, The Forum
April 16 — Los Angeles, CA, The Forum
April 18 — Oakland, CA, Oakland Arena
April 19 — Oakland, CA, Oakland Arena
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