Even though they just dropped the surprise single "Can't Deny Me" last month, PEARL JAM hasn’t yet begun recording their next studio album yet. Bassist Jeff Ament says that the song will appear on their forthcoming 11th disc but he speculated that it likely won’t come out until sometime next year.
When asked what the holdup is, Ament said, "I wish I had an answer for you. We have a bunch of stuff that's sort of partly written. Unfortunately, we have rehearsals coming up for Europe and the shows this summer, so it's in a little bit of a limbo state right now. We haven't really recorded anything. But there are a lot of ideas."We've sort of been telling ourselves that we weren't gonna put a ton of pressure on the situation. We really wanna make something great, and we wanna have the freedom to live with some of these ideas for a while and then maybe record them in a different way. We're sort of exploring all sorts of different things right now. So I think it bodes well for whatever the next album is."
I'm sure it will be worth the wait.
Sarcasm mode off.