Skipping

Album: Every Mother Counts (2012)
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Songfacts®:

  • Eddie Vedder recorded this acoustic serenade to his two daughters for Every Mother Counts, a benefit compilation record put together by the model Christy Turlington. The album was recorded to raise funds for the campaign of the same name, which was founded by the supermodel to increase education and support for maternal mortality reduction globally.
  • That's Vedder's oldest daughter Olivia chirping "check, check" and "Daddy" at the beginning of the song. She was born June 11, 2004 to the Pearl Jam frontman's now wife, Jill McCormick.
  • Christy Turlington told Rolling Stone: "Eddie was amazing to accept this project while in the midst of so much. I spoke to him and exchanged several emails about his contribution. 'Skipping' is such a sweet song and I just love that his daughter Olivia has a little cameo at the start. He once wrote me saying that his girls would be proud one day that their dad contributed to such a meaningful project."

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