The first post that ever appeared on Lyriquediscorde was a Song of the Day featuring Pete Yorn (“Strange Condition”, on February 1, 2011). Since that day, the launch of Lyriquediscorde, Pete Yorn’s Music has been a favorite. Lyriquediscorde’s featured many a Song of the Day, features and reviews on Pete’s albums, live music reviews, and his Songs have made their way into Playlists and Top 5 Music Obsessions. Let’s just say we are big Pete Yorn fans around here.
When I first heard that there was a new project with Pete and Scarlett Johansson I was thrilled. The Break Up album was a phenomenal collaborative creation reminiscent of Serge Gainsbourg and Brigitte Bardot, or the combo of Nancy Sinatra and Lee Hazlewood. Then “Bad Dreams” was released, the first track from the upcoming Scarlett and Pete EP Apart which releases on June 1.
You can pre-order the album (on vinyl, CD, and digital) of Apart, and a cool tee shirt inspired by Apart here.
Lyriquediscorde had the opportunity to catch-up with Pete and he shared with us his answers to the Keep Art Alive 10 Questions project. But, before we start, let’s have a listen to “Bad Dreams”, an excellent cover of “Worried” by Echo Friendly.
“Bad Dreams” by Pete Yorn and Scarlett Johansson
from the upcoming EP, Apart
photo by Sophie Muller
Pete Yorn – 10 Questions Project
Keep Art Alive
- What music, or other art forms, inspire you when you create your art?
Movies tend to inspire…characters in film or books that unexpectedly resonate with me. The art of navigating relationships with people you love seems to inspire me…or at least come out in my lyrics. Of course, music I love will seep in there.
- Long distance road trip: what 3 people do you invite along? Fictional or non-fictional, dead or alive all count.
Of course Beth and Ellie Bee. But In some weird universe Alfred Hitchcock, Billy Wilder and, Marilyn Monroe.
- What is your favorite breakfast cereal?
Honey Nut Cheerios.
- What is one thing that is hanging on your bedroom wall?
A photo of birds that my wife took.
- What smell/scent evoke strong memories for you?
Scent memory is so intense sometimes and can really hit me hard. There’s a smell of cut grass and dirt that always reminds me of the little league baseball fields where I grew up in New Jersey (Municipal Field). Also, certain perfume…especially this scent my friend’s mom always wore when we were little…if I smell it today it immediately takes me back to my childhood in a great way.
- Coffee or tea?
Mostly coffee, but I love tea.
- What is the most impactful compliment, or criticism, you have ever received?
I can’t think of any right now.
- What are 3 words that describe you?
Loyal. Human. Dad.
- What is, or was your cartoon crush?
That girl in Heavy Metal who hooks up with the cab driver.
- The world is ending in 10 minutes and you get to listen to only one song – which song do you pick?
”Ain’t Talkin’ ‘Bout Love”: Van Halen
“Ain’t Talkin”Bout Love” by Van Halen
I feel like this is such an intense “last song”, like something you’d see/hear in an apocalyptic movie climax. The world is ending, our hero may still prevail, this song starts up…yeah, I so can see/hear it.
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As always, if you like what you hear in this feature go out and SUPPORT THE MUSIC. Buy some Music. Go to a Live Show. Spread the Art…the Music…the Love…and help Keep Art Alive. Go now go and enjoy some Pete Yorn.
And while we all wait for the EP Apart to release, go and check out past Pete Yorn features and indulge in some of his fantastic music and albums.
I want to thank Pete Yorn for participating in the Keep Art Alive: 10 Questions Project.
Please remember to support the art and artists you enjoy and discover – be a part of what KEEPS ART ALIVE by going to shows, buying what you can, and supporting and promoting what you love. ALWAYS.