Pearl Jam has recorded a brand new song called “Man of the Hour” for BIG FISH, which will play over the end credits. I haven’t gotten a legitimate copy of it yet, though I just heard an acoustic version taken from one of their shows earlier this week. This was from a bootleg site that I’ll leave you to Google for yourself, and the recording quality was about what you’d expect for a tape recorder smuggled in the crotch of an obsessive fan’s baggy jeans.
That said, the song is really, really good: sad, hopeful and totally appropriate for the movie, without being too on-the-nose. What’s better, I didn’t even know the song was going into the movie until yesterday. So here’s to happy surprises.