Listen to Eddie Vedder’s New ‘Matter of Time’ EP of At-Home Recordings (ft. a Bruce Springsteen Cover)

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Just before Thanksgiving, Pearl Jam front man Eddie Vedder shared a pair of solo recordings titled “Matter of Time” and “Sai Hi.”

Vedder has since released the songs as a new, six-song Matter of Time EP, which was premiered on streaming platforms on Christmas and tacks on four acoustic at-home recordings from Vedder — including a cover of Bruce Springsteen‘s “Growin’ Up,” from Springsteen’s classic Greetings from Asbury Park, N.J. album.

“Future Days,” the song that closed Pearl Jam’s 2013 album Lightning Bolt, also turns up on the new EP, an acoustic performance that Eddie Vedder contributed to the 2020 Game Awards. Here was that original performance, which he broadcast from home during the show:

“Matter of Time” and “Say Hi,” the first two songs premiered from this collection, were part of Venture Into Cures, a virtual event which showcased uplifting stories about individuals and families living with Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB) alongside appearances and performances from celebrity friends to educate viewers about EB and raise critical funds for research toward a cure for EB and other rare diseases.

Here’s some more on Venture Into Cures, which is still available to stream:

Produced by Door Knocker Media and Seed Entertainment, an all-star cast of guests graced the show, namely Judd Apatow, Bradley Cooper, Laura Dern, Billie Eilish, Chris Hemsworth, Jimmy Kimmel, David Letterman, Gaten Matarazzo, Luis “King Kong” Ortiz, Adam Sandler, and Renée Zellweger. Meanwhile, Jon Batiste, Alessia Cara, Andra Day, Glen Hansard, Adam Levine, Keb’ Mo’, and Lukas, Micah and Willie Nelson delivered unforgettable and uplifting performances of their own.

EB is a life-threatening genetic disorder that affects approximately 500,000 people worldwide. Called “Butterfly Children” because their skin is as fragile as the wings of a butterfly, children with EB face severe pain, open external and internal wounds, and a grueling daily bandaging process. There is currently no treatment or cure for EB, however EBRP’s innovative Venture Philanthropy model is helping to fast-track not only a cure for EB, but therapies that could affect thousands of other rare diseases.

Watch a replay by clicking here to visit YouTube.

Stream the full Matter of Time EP below, via Spotify.

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