C’est Eddie Vedder lors de son interview avec Zane Lowe qui a révélé que les autres membre de Pearl Jam étaient descendus à Los Angeles pour commencer à travailler avec Andrew Watt dans son Studio.
La retranscription du passage de l’interview a été faite sur un post du Pearl Jam Community :
It would have been strange to tell the guys in Seattle, because we have been working a lot too, and it would have felt weird to say: « Hey, I’m gonna go and work with this other guy, and these other people, and Chad and all that ». That might have felt strange, except for having just been down there and then all these songs like falling off of trees, and then they were ripe, and looked pretty great, tasted pretty great.
And you’re not allowing yourself at any moment during this process to second guess, to your point about – if I’m making an album here, do I tell the other guys in Seattle? What’s going on here? What’s the line am I walking?
I know, we were talking about loyalty and long relationships, right….
Yeah, what an asshole!
Yeah, musical adulatory. But really, it was just the whole process. And then I thought, well this might be a really interesting process because the guys might really like this too. And so then, we kind of kept going and about halfway through, we had all the Pearl Jam fellows come down too and work with Andrew in his space. And with his people, and with his room and other sounds and that was feeling really good too. So, it all balanced out you know, and everyone’s feeling great about it and excited about the future and recording in a little bit different way. Pearl Jam’s been recording in kind of more laborious long processes and spending time in like the « laboraty », and that was great but you know it’s good to kind of move around and switch it up.
A suivre donc, si ce travail et nouveau processus pour Pearl Jam débouche sur quelque chose de concret !