Pearl Jam have shared a new song, titled ‘Obey The Law Of The Heart’ and taken from the soundtrack to new film Basmati Blues.
The Brie Larson-starring flick has attracted a great deal of controversy over its ‘white saviour’ themes, with Larson’s white character ‘saving’ the local people of the Indian village she visits in the movie. A stereotype-filled trailer was released earlier this month, to widespread disapproval.
Pearl Jam’s addition to the film’s soundtrack is a typically huge cut of stadium rock from the grunge pioneers. Listen to ‘Obey The Law Of The Heart’ – written by Stone Goddard – below, with the trailer for Basmati Blues below that.
Only founding member Dave Krusen and current drummer Matt Cameron were formally inducted alongside frontman Eddie Vedder, bassist Jeff Ament and guitarists Stone Gossard and Mike McCready, prompting former drummer Dave Abbruzzese to call upon Pearl Jam to “do the right thing”, which resulted in the band inviting all five of their drummers to the ceremony. Abbruzzese now claims he was never invited.
Dave Abbruzzese drummed with the band from the 1991 tour behind ‘Ten’ and contributed to the recording of 1994’s ‘Vitalogy’.
In a Facebook post, Abbruzzese wrote, “the band and the Hall did not invite or contact me,” before stating, “for the band to put me in the same light as Matt Chamberlain & Dave K really was a slap in the face.”
“I gave this band all I had to give every single moment I was in it. I never played for a paycheck. I never let the band down. I never let the music down. I never let the fans down… not once. I suppose that is why I am still such a point of contention,” he added.