'The Traveler' has Harper Vedder on vocals, and features in the movie 'Aloha'
Eddie Vedder has had a fatherly moment, releasing a clip of ‘The Traveler’ sung by his six-year-old daughter Harper Vedder, accompanied on ukelele.
The track – which is more reminiscent of a home tape recording than a professional studio production – is not your typical camcorder-with-the-kids moment, though, as it features in Cameron Crowe’s latest movie Aloha. Vedder and the director have a substantial history, as Crowe also directed the Pearl Jam documentary Pearl Jam Twenty, released in 2011.
Listen to the Harper Vedder track below:
While Pearl Jam vocalist Vedder helped write the song, it’s unclear whether he performed the backing track. It does seems likely, though Eddie doesn’t appear vocally on the recording, particularly given his 2011 release of solo album ‘Ukelele Songs’.
Aloha was released back in May, and stars Bradley Cooper, Emma Stone and Bill Murray. The movie was soundtracked in large part by Sigur Rós man Jonsi and his partner Alex Somers. ‘The Traveler’ plays over the end credits.
Pearl Jam have had a quiet 2015 following the release of their 10th studio album ‘Lightning Bolt’ in 2013.
Vedder and co will hit the road shortly. They finish the year with a tour that stops off throughout South America and in Mexico. They’ll also play a late September date in New York’s Central Park.