Pearl Jam have launched a scathing attack on US President Donald Trump on new single, Quick Escape.
The band have released a Quick Escape arcade game (opens in new tab), so that fans may enjoy an "intergalactic Space Invader battle" soundtracked by the single.
Quick Escape is featured on the band's new album Gigaton, which is out this Friday, and contains the lyric, "The lengths we had to go to then/To find a place Trump hadn't fucked up yet." It ends with humanity fleeing to Mars.
Speaking about the new album with Zane Lowe on his Apple Music Beats 1 show (opens in new tab), guitarist Stone Gossard said: “Vocalist Eddie Vedder did a great job. There was a pile of songs and he mixed and selected the tracks that really were going to be special. He did such a great job of bringing everybody's personalities out.
“It was probably different than any of us would have made individually, but it really captures, I think, the spirit of the band.”
Earlier this week, the band launched a hotline so that US fans can hear additional songs from Gigaton ahead of its release. The number to call is 585-20-PEARL.
Two weeks ago Pearl Jam postponed their upcoming North American tour, which was due to get under way in Toronto on March 18 (opens in new tab), due to the coronavirus outbreak.
Pearl Jam: Gigaton
1. Who Ever Said
2. Superblood Wolfmoon
3. Dance Of The Clarivoyants
4. Quick Escape
6. Seven O’Clock
7. Never Destination
8. Take The Long Way
9. Buckle Up
10. Come Then Goes
12. River Cross