Thursday, April 2, 2009
Pete Yorn Releases 1st Single Off New Album
Pete Yorn has released the first single, "Don't Wanna Cry" and artwork for his upcoming release, Back & Fourth. The album was recorded at Presto! Studios in Omaha, Nebraska with the very talented Mike Mogis (Bright Eyes, Jenny Lewis, Rachael Yamagata). The first single is Pete at his best, an acoustic guitar, great lyrics and subtle textures (pedal steel, horns, mandolin). Despite most of his recognition coming from upbeat, rock tracks like "For Nancy (Cos It Already Is)" and "Life On A Chain", they really don't showcase his skills. Slower songs like "EZ" & "The Man" have always been my favorite and I'm glad to see the new single following this path.
Early fans should not be disappointed either, another song "Can't Hear Anyone" is also posted on his website, retaining his rock sound, just not as loud. Back & Fourth is scheduled for release on June 23rd. "Don't Wanna Cry" is available on iTunes/Amazon and Pete will be the opening act for a few Coldplay show this summer.