Pearl Jam (2020)

Superblood Wolfmoon is a song by American alternative rock band Pearl Jam. The song was released on February 18, 2020, as the second single from their eleventh studio album, Gigaton (2020).

Created by: Tiny Concert

Director: Keith Ross

Video Producer: Scott Greer

Post Production: PB&I

Post Producers: Todd Broder, Ryan Duff, Amit Macker

Editor: Gino Gianoli

Studio artist: Joan Heo

Artist Consultant: Talia Handler

Superblood Wolfmoon
Took her away too soon
Superblood Wolfmoon

Took her away too soon

I can hear you singin’ in the distance
I can see you when I close my eyes
Once, you were somewhere and now you’re everywhere
I’m feeling selfish and I want what’s right
I ask for forgiveness
I beg of myself
Feeling every night that I see

Right now I feel a lack of innocence
Searchin’ for reveal hypnotonic residence
I feel not much of anything
And the cause is life or death
A life of hopelessness, focus on you focusness
I’ve been hopin’ and I hope that lasts
I don’t know anything, I question everything
This life I love is going way too fast

Both my eyes are swollen, my face is broken
And I’m hope that I hurt you
Hope that I hurt you
Hope that I hurt you

She was a stunner and I am stunned
And the first thought or second thought “could be the one”
I was a prisoner of keys and the cuffs
Yeah, I was feeling fortunate to be locked up

But the world got to spinnin’
Always felt like it was endin’
And love right, it was standin’
We are each of us

I can hear you singin’ in the distance
I can see you when I close my eyes
Once, you were somewhere and now you’re everywhere
I’m feeling selfish and I want what’s right

I ask for forgiveness
I beg of myself
Feelin’ angry
Now, get off the stage

Superblood Wolfmoon
Took her away too soon
Superblood Wolfmoon
Took her away too soon
Superblood Wolfmoon
Took her away too soon

I can hear you singin’ in the distance
I can see you when I close my eyes
Once, you were somewhere and now you’re everywhere
I’m feeling selfish and I want what’s right
Focus on you focusness, turn around for hopelessness
I’ve been hopin’ and all hope was lost
I don’t know anything, I question everything
This life I love is going way too fast

Pearl Jam & Todd McFarlane (1998)

The animated music video for Do the Evolution was co-directed by Kevin Altieri, known for his direction on Batman: The Animated Series, and Todd McFarlane, better known for his work with the popular comic book Spawn and Korn’s 1999 Freak on a Leash video. The video was produced by Joe Pearson, the president of Epoch Ink animation, and Terry Fitzgerald at TME. It was written and developed by Pearson and Altieri with input from McFarlane and Vedder. The total production time on the music video was 16 weeks. The animation pre-production was produced by Epoch Ink Animation at their studio in Santa Monica, California. Under Altieri and Pearson’s supervision the Epoch team boarded and designed the short in less than six weeks. Once McFarlane, Vedder, and Sony gave their final approvals, the short was taken to Korea by Altieri and Pearson for animation at Sun Min Image Pictures and Jireh Animation. Over a four-week period, a team of more than one hundred artists worked to deliver the finished animation.

Once the final animation was back in Los Angeles, California, Altieri, McFarlane, and Vedder edited the final cut at Vittello Productions. In a press release, McFarlane stated, “We choose to work with people who convey a particular attitude and this video is a tribute to that attitude,” while Pearl Jam stated, “As artists we are challenged to expand the meaning of our work and by utilizing this visual medium and working with a visionary like Todd, we were able to further explore some of the themes we depicted in the song Do the Evolution. Basically we’ve tried to make a good stoner video.” The video premiered on August 24, 1998 on MTV’s 120 Minutes. The video was the band’s first since the final video for the song Oceans on the album Ten. At the 1999 Grammy Awards, the music video received a nomination for Best Music Video, Short Form. The video clip for Do the Evolution can be found on the Touring Band 2000 DVD as one of the Special Features.