Cinematic. From the opening notes and chords, all I can think is cinematic, which I suppose is somewhat fitting since half of this duo is Film Star Scarlett Johansson. Pete Yorn, a lyriquediscorde favorite, has reunited with his Break Up partner from 2009. Scarlett and Pete are back together, though if this first Single off of the soon-to-be-released EP Apart is any indication, “together” is far from the story these two have to tell.
The give-and-take of the verses plays out like a therapy session or a confessional one-on-one with a best friend. It’s time to be over the Break Up, at least that’s what they all keep telling you, but it’s never that easy. Not sleep, not awake, not being Apart.
Sleeplessness leads to exhaustion, and then when you finally close your eyes, the dreams come. “Bad Dreams” of being back together, of never being back together, of being alone. The manifestations of all those fears that your psyche plays out, they feel brought to life in this Song. Being afraid of the mess in your life, and in your self, to being afraid of age and forgetfulness, and of never sleeping well, or loving well, again. Anyone who’s been through a serious Break Up knows what their Singing about.
You keep breaking post Break Up. But, at least you have Songs to Sing while you try to piece it all back together, now that you’re Apart.
“Bad Dreams” by Pete Yorn and Scarlett Johansson
off of the upcoming EP, Apart
Coming June 1 from Capital Records
Photo by Sophie Muller
We now start counting the days until the arrival of the EP Apart from Pete Yorn and Scarlett Johansson. Stay tuned for more news and features on Pete Yorn leading up to the June 1st Release. In the meantime, Turn Up the Volume and hit Replay on “Bad Dreams”. I know I’m already Obsessing over it.