Feeling the pressures of success with much of the burden of Pearl Jam's popularity falling on Vedder the band decided to decrease the level of promotion for its albums including refusing to release music videos. Vedder wrote "Man Of The Hour" that Pearl Jam recorded for Tim Burton's Big Fish Soundtrack (2003). Eddie talked about his expressive language disorder and how he used it to help him become the vocal artist that he is today with his completely unique sound and range.
His second album Ukulele Songs along with a live DVD titled Water on the Road was released on 31 May 2011. He has been ranked at #7 on a list of "Best Lead Singers of All Time" compiled by Rolling Stone. In 2007 Vedder released his first solo album as a soundtrack for the film Into the Wild (2007).