During the late 1990's, Pearl Jam was experiencing growing pains. After the disappointing sales of their oddly experimental fourth effort, No Code, Pearl Jam's fanbase was waning. Consequently, the band's fifth effort, Yield, shows Eddie Vedder and friends learning from their previous mistakes. Such progression is evidenced on this single. "Given to Fly", presents a subtle lean toward adult alternative while still maintaining the youthful grit of grunge, not to mention the riffs bear an intentional resemblance to the Led Zeppelin classic "Going to California". "Pilate" follows a similar formula - minus the Zeppelin homage - with equally satisfying results. Ultimately, the "Given to Fly" single proves that Pearl Jam could still make music that balanced depth with accessibility, and with the humorous exclusive track "Leatherman" to boot, this release samples the lighthearted side of Pearl Jam during its finest hour.