As a part of the Sub Pop Singles Club Vol. 5, Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder has shared his pensive acoustic instrumental dubbed, “Cartography.”
Originally, “Cartography” could only be heard as part of the soundtrack to the 2018 documentary Return To Mount Kennedy. However, the initial version – as well as a remix by Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ Nick Zinner – are now available online for the very first time. The aforementioned remix includes audio selections of Bobby Kennedy’s speech following the death of Martin Luther King Jr.
“Listening to the speech delivered by Bobby Kennedy in regards to the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. 50 years ago, you are reminded that once again we are at a moment in time when our society can and must do better,” Vedder said in a press statement, alongside the release. “Voting is our most powerful form of nonviolent protest. And those whom we vote for must be made deeply aware that the issues of equality and justice in America are of the utmost importance and need to be not only restored but taken to the next level. NOW.”
Get the track on seven-inch vinyl by joining the Sub Pop singles club.
Listen to both versions of “Cartography” below: