Music Break: Pearl Jam – Retrograde

May 14, 2020

Do wait for it.
Greta Thunberg shows up.

Rolling Stone:

Pearl Jam enlist Greta Thunberg to issue a dire climate change warning in the band’s new animated video for “Retrograde,” a track off their recent LP Gigaton.

In the video, a man visits a fortune teller’s shop and, upon peering into a crystal ball, sees a series of climate change disasters unleashed on the planet, from rising seas engulfing New York City to the Australian outback ablaze from bushfires. It’s later revealed that environmental activist Greta Thunberg is the fortune teller.

Pearl Jam themselves appear in “Retrograde” as marching tarot cards leading an army against the impending calamities. The band previously warned of environmental doom on their Gigaton track “Quick Escape” as well as their trio of “Dance of the Clairvoyants” videos.

One Response to “Music Break: Pearl Jam – Retrograde”

  1. redskylite Says:

    Brilliant song & American alternative rock band – most powerful music video – and seems in place during these dire times we have suddenly found ourselves in. Should resonate with the fans.


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