New Eddie Vedder Video - "Guaranteed"
Download: Eddie Vedder - "Guaranteed"
Into The Wild is universally regarded as one of the best films of 2007. Whether or not the film cleans up around award season time is yet to be seen, but the film's soundtrack--written and performed entirely by Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder--is helping to garner preliminary nominations. The soundtrack's second single, "Guaranteed", has been nominated for a Critic's Choice, a Golden Globe, and a Grammy. Now, the song has a video, and the occasion is a special one, seeing as it is the first time that Eddie Vedder has appeared in a video as a solo artist.
The austere clip fits the earnest tone of both song and film perfectly. The way that Marc Rosso, the video's director, films Vedder against a background of stills from Into The Wild recalls Pearl Jam's seminal video for their song "Jeremy". Ultimately, the stark video is well-suited for the kind of introspection that drives Vedder's song and Sean Penn's film adaptation.
Into The Wild Soundtrack is out now.
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