Eddie Vedder Unveils ‘Cartography’ Single & Remix


Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder contributed “Cartography” and a remix of the instrumental song to Sub Pop’s Sub Pop Singles Club Vol. 5 compilation. Both versions of “Cartography” are now available on streaming services.

Eddie first recorded “Cartography” for the soundtrack of the 2018 documentary Return To Mount Kennedy. The Eric Becker-directed film tells the tale of Robert F. Kennedy’s 1965 trek to the peak of a Canadian mountain named after his slain brother with guide Jim Whittaker as well as a trip by their sons 50 years later to duplicate the feat. Vedder tapped Nick Zinner of Yeah Yeah Yeahs to remix “Cartography” using audio of RFK’s 1968 speech in the wake of Martin Luther King Jr.’s murder.

“Listening to the speech delivered by Bobby Kennedy in regards to the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. 50 years ago, you are reminded that once again we are at a moment in time when our society can and must do better,” noted Vedder in a press release as per Pitchfork. “Voting is our most powerful form of nonviolent protest.”

Stream the original “Cartography” and a video for “Cartography (Nick Zinner RFK Remix)” below:

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