Eddie Vedder – “Matter Of Time”
Last night, as previously reported, Pearl Jam leader Eddie Vedder debuted the solo song “Matter Of Time” at Venture Into Cures, a virtual benefit for the EB Research Partnership, the foundation that Eddie and Jill Vedder set up. At the same event, he also played a new version of “Say Hi,” a song he’s been playing live for a while but never released. Today he’s released both songs as a fundraising single.
That single is raising money to find a cure for Epidermolysis Bullosa, a life-threatening genetic disorder that makes people’s skin fragile and sensitive. “Matter Of Time” is a song written especially about this, and about the agonizing wait for a cure that might be on the horizon.
On “Matter Of Time,” Vedder sings tenderly over a spare piano arrangement. For “Say Hi,” it’s Vedder playing solo-acoustic, live in studio. The “Matter Of Time” video is an animated clip about the people who suffer from EB, and “Say Hi” is footage of Vedder playing on his own. Watch both below.
The “Matter Of Time” b/w “Say Hi” single is out now on Monkeywrech/Republic, and you can order it here.