Eddie Vedder announces release date for new solo album, Earthling, premieres beautiful acoustic ballad, The Haves

Eddie Vedder performs at the Innings Festival at Tempe Beach Park on March 03, 2019 in Tempe, Arizona
(Image credit: Jim Bennett/Getty Images)

Back in September, we heard Long Way, a heartland rock-influenced solo tune from Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder that featured Red Hot Chili Peppers' guitarist Josh Klinghoffer (now a touring member of Pearl Jam) and drummer Chad Smith, alongside Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers keyboardist Benmont Tench.

The track was the first single from a promised Vedder solo album called Earthling, which we've now been given a second preview of in the form of a sweet ballad called The Haves.

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Jackson Maxwell

Jackson is an Associate Editor at GuitarWorld.com. He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player. Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder and Unrecorded. Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.