Posty revealed that he was first made aware of PEARL JAM by his older brother, Jordan, who was a marine stationed in Hawaii. “We went out to go see him. I was 12, 13, maybe, and he played this song. We were driving around, and this was done in an island you can drive around in a couple hours. And he played it, and I guess I’ve just been thinking about that a lot lately,” Post Malone said.
When asked by Stern if the song reminded him of his brother, he responded, “Every moment. And it makes me f*ckin’ cry. He is just a beautiful man. And he introduced me to PEARL JAM in a big f*ckin’ way.”
“Better Man” is taken from PEARL JAM‘s third studio album, Vitalogy (1994). Despite the lack of a commercial single release, “Better Man” reached the top of the Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks chart and spent a total of eight weeks at number one.