I have to say when I saw Pete Yorn had a new ablum I got excited. Songs from his 2001Â musicforthemorningafter areÂ still in my constant shuffle of songs on the ipod. Plus, he was such a babe. Â Now comes Break Up, with it’s September 15th release. Â It’s a duet ablum (which is always cause for alarm) but from the first song to be released, it looks to be a good one.
This album is done with Starlet, I mean Scarlett Johansson, and features songs written by Yorn. Â SJ released an album last year, covers of Waits and one original. Â Although the album had David Bowie on two tracks (!), the reviews were mostly not kind, and it did not garner tons of sales. Â While others have made some not so kind remarks on her voice, on the first songÂ RelatorÂ I think she sounds appropriate-for-her-generation chill. Â Some may think that it’s an attempt at blues or something otherwise drawl-sounding, but I think its just twenty something chillness and it sounds quite good on this catchy, fun song. You can get it now on itunes, etc.
Although I don’t think the video matchesÂ the song Relator, itÂ is nonetheless a good tune and I am excited for the albums September 15 release. Â It’s more Pete, and that’s always promising.
Tickets go on sale soon for Pete’s LA shows at the Henry Ford Theatre on August 27, 28. Â He is on tour around the US now.Â
Apparently musicforthemorningafter lead to a breakup. It happens, Pete, it happens.