Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder has two new, emotive solo tracks, “Matter of Time” and “Say Hi.”
Both tunes were originally heard on Vedder’s Nov. 18 Venture Into Cures benefit, raising money and awareness for his EB Research Fund, which fights Epidermolysis Bullosa.
“It’s about the most insane skin disorder you can imagine,” Vedder has explained. “And when you realize it also affects the internal organs, then you see it as diabolical.”
“Say Hi” was inspired by six-year-old EB patient Eli Meyer as Vedder sings, “Eli, you’re a thief/ You stole my heart,” whereas the sweeping piano ballad “Matter of Time” was “written for everyone worldwide afflicted with Epidermolysis Bullosa.”
Check out “Matter of Time” and “Say Hi” below: