According to The Pulse Of Radio, PEARL JAM is contributing a new song called “Obey The Law Of The Heart” to the soundtrack of an upcoming film called “Basmati Blues”. Written by guitarist Stone Gossard, and performed by PEARL JAM with Sain Zahoor and Priya Darshini, it’s the band’s first new song since the release of its 2013 LP “Lightning Bolt”. “Basmati Blues” is an independent musical romantic comedy film starring Academy Award winner Brie Larson, Scott Bakula and Donald Sutherland.
The band has posted a preview of the track online. The film just opened in Sweden but currently does not have a North American release date.
Although there have been rumors that the band is working on a new album, PEARL JAM has not indicated when or if it will return to the studio.
Guitarist Stone Gossard told The Pulse Of Radio a while back that the band never sets out with a predetermined goal for a new LP. “It’s very difficult to set out to do something and achieve it, as opposed to just each song, try to make it as good as you can,” he said. “We set out more like, we’re gonna make a record and we know we’re gonna… everyone’s gonna write some songs, and we’re gonna try to do the best for each of those songs and then we’re gonna see what we’ve got at the end and figure out how to put ’em together, you know. It’s much less planned than you would imagine.”
The group took most of 2017 off, getting together only to perform at their induction into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame last April. A documentary chronicling the group’s two-night August 2016 stand at Chicago’s Wrigley Field, titled “Let’s Play Two”, came out in late September.