Pearl Jam – “Again Today” (Brandi Carlile Cover)
Tomorrow, Pearl Jam will enter the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. But today, they’re honoring someone considerably less famous. Pearl Jam are among the many talents who pay tribute to singer-songwriter Brandi Carlile on the forthcoming compilation Cover Stories. On that album, people like Adele, Jim James, Margo Price, and Kris Kristofferson cover songs from Carlile’s 2007 album The Story. We’ve posted Dolly Parton’s version of “The Story.” And now, as Pitchfork points out, Pearl Jam have shared their take on “Again Today,” which turns Carlile’s slow-building and thoughtful original into a chugging rocker and which features Carlile on backing vocals. Listen to their take on the song below.
Cover Stories is out 5/5 on Legacy. Proceeds go to the UK charity War Child, and Barack Obama wrote the foreword, which is a pretty amazing flex.