Pete Yorn has always had a well tapped keg of emotional prose in his music. But he has never poured something as personally smooth as his latest single “Don’t Wanna Cry”. With an entirely new outlook on songwriting and composure, Back and Fourth (due out June 23rd), Yorn’s first album in three years, is sure to be an exhilarating release for fans and new listeners alike.
“Don’t Wanna Cry” (which premiered yesterday on Spinner and can also be found below) is a brilliant love-loss acknowledgment and example of Pete’s new found “lyrics as poetry” style. It is a harrowing tale of one man’s struggle with adapting to terrifying changes. Not a new topic for Yorn by any means. But, his new found lyrical compensation sounds as rewarding as it is refreshing.
In the most obvious ways, “Don’t Wanna Cry” could be this cat’s finest work. Merely one example of Back and Fourth, it would be highly advisable to look forward to the beginning of summer for it’s release. This mastermind of contemporary soft core rock has created a new feeling that is very worthy of much anticipation.