Pearl Jam Show Us the End of the World with New "Retrograde" Video

It's the latest 'Gigaton' track to get its own visuals

BY Brock ThiessenPublished May 14, 2020

Pearl Jam have delivered a new video from their latest album Gigaton. This time, it's album track "Retrograde" that has the honours.

The clip was done by director Josh Wakely, who gives us an animated video that's more than a little catastrophic.

Here's how the video is described:

The animated clip opens with a lone traveller 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.

Down below you can watch the "Retrograde" video for yourself.

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