Pearl Jam has released an official video for “Retrograde” off their newest LP, Gigaton. The video was directed by Josh Wakely.
The animated clip opens with a lone traveler driving through the rain and descending upon a strip mall. Visiting a psychic, the protagonist witnesses the destruction of the world in a crystal ball as the seas overtake the Eiffel Tower in Paris, London Bridge in London, and the group’s native Seattle. Fluid animation moves like an oil painting in motion as the animated musicians-Eddie Vedder, Stone Gossard, Mike McCready, Jeff Ament, and Matt Cameron-step out of their respect tarot cards and into a march. While the water continues to rise climate change activist and revolutionary Greta Thunberg appears behind the crystal ball as a clairvoyant.
Wow, did not see that one coming.
Watch it below.