In 2001 singer/songwriter Pete Yorn hit big with his debut album “musicforthemorningafter.” The album went gold and Rolling Stone magazine proclaimed Yorn one of their “Top 10 artists to watch” that year.
Last August, Yorn dropped his 7th solo album, “Caretakers,” which featured his current Adult Alt hit “Calm Down”–currently ranking #3 on that chart; it has over 3 1/2 million youtube hits.
Yorn’s lyrics touch a nerve as he explores various life memories, stating right upfront:
I wish I knew then what I know now
however, he tempers his regret with hindsight:
But I wouldn’t change a thing
No, I wouldn’t change a thing
“Calm Down” is lyrical, slow and dreamy, reminiscent of British band Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark, aka OMD–they expressed a similar musical mood on their biggest pop hit “If You Leave” (1986) with their romantic plea…
I need you now like I needed you then…
you always said we’d still be friends someday
Yorn writes, sings and plays most of the instruments on his recordings.