PETE YORN COLLABORATES WITH DAY WAVE’S JACKSON PHILLIPS ON FIRST SOLO MUSIC IN 3 YEARS
ZANE LOWE WORLD PREMIERE FOR “CALM DOWN” ON BEATS 1 ON APPLE MUSIC, LISTEN HERE
LISTEN TO “CAN’T STOP YOU” HERE
“Folding new sounds into the mix that refine Yorn’s emotional guitar playing and lyrical reflections… the songs are exciting steps forward that still keep an eye on the past.” -Paste Magazine
Today, Gold-certified California by way of New Jersey singer, songwriter Pete Yorn has self-released his first new solo music in three years via his new label Shelly Music. Zane Lowe premiered “Calm Down” as the WORLD PREMIERE on Beats 1 on Apple Music. Also today, Paste Magazine premiered the heartrending “Can’t Stop You” showcasing Yorn’s passionate “ruined and forlorn” (CoS) vocals along with the lyric video for “Calm Down,” watch HERE.
The two songs are co-written and co-produced with Jackson Phillips of the celebrated indie rock band Day Wave with additional writing credits from rising chanteuse Soko on “Calm Down.” Stay tuned for details on forthcoming LP.
Download or stream Pete Yorn’s new single “Calm Down,” with companion track “Can’t Stop You” here: smarturl.it/calmdowncantstopyou
Yorn has been on the road for his “You and Me” solo acoustic shows consistently for the past few years. Previewing new songs and playing songs deep into his catalogue. Earlier this year he performed a string of SOLD OUT shows including the Troubadour in his adopted hometown of Los Angeles, just him and his guitar. Denver’s Westword praised Yorn’s music, calling it “irresistible” and Yorn stopped by the acclaimed ACL Live in Austin, TX for a session. Watch his ACL Live performance HERE.
Yorn is equally indebted to Bruce Springsteen’s blue-collar introspection as Lou Reed’s deadpan stream-of-consciousness. He first broke out in 2001 with his extraordinary Columbia Records debut, ‘Musicforthemorningafter’, which was hailed by NPR as one the year’s finest and Rolling Stone praised it as “atmospheric, gently lit by sunlight and regret.” In the decades that followed, Yorn solidified his status as a songwriters’ songwriter, releasing five more solo albums and collaborating in the studio with everyone from Frank Black and Peter Buck to Liz Phair and Scarlett Johansson (Yorn and Johansson’s joint 2009 release, ‘Break Up,’ went Platinum in France). Yorn has performanced on a plethora of TV shows including Letterman, Fallon, Kimmel, Ellen and more; as well as sharing the stage on tours with artists as varied as R.E.M., Coldplay, My Morning Jacket, Foo Fighters and The Dixie Chicks, and festival slots from Coachella and Bonnaroo to Glastonbury and Austin City Limits.