PETE YORN will release his sixth full-length studio album, ArrangingTime, on Friday March 11 via Capitol Records/Universal Music Canada. The record is now available for pre-order at all digital outlets at the links below.
ArrangingTime plays with the elasticity of the years— it’s not only a culmination of the Los Angeles by way of New Jersey artist’s adventurous latter-day projects, but a return to his original leaner methods. For the first time since Yorn’s RIAA gold-certified debut, musicforthemorningafter  and its follow-up Day I Forgot , producer R. Walt Vincent returns to help Yorn execute his most poised and diverse set of songs yet.
ArrangingTime runs the gamut from elegiac folk to wasteland blues to upbeat, synth-kissed rock. Of course, some things never change. Yorn still plays the observer, stepping into characters — or his past selves from previous years — routing wistful poems and beatific visions through the weather-beaten voice of a man who’s seen a few things in his time.
“I’ll look at pictures of places I went, or things I did,” says Yorn, “and I think, ‘Look at how great that day was and you just missed it.’ I think about the past and how much of it is a blur. The title of the album is a reminder to be present and within each song is a minor lesson about that. Time only gets faster as you get older.”
Yorn has also revealed the video to the album’s first single Lost Weekend today. Says Yorn: “We had a good time casting and working on this short film directed by the very talented Maria Ines Manchego. She came to us after hearing the song with a concept to capture a day in the life of a suburban kid and show how his encounters with the mundane act as a counterbalance to the bigger moments of our lives. Her use of natural light gives a raw feel to the footage and I love how it works with the song.
“Our star ‘Vince’ deals with some typical jackasses, takes it in stride, works out his frustration on the drum kit in his garage and catches the eye of an empathetic classmate…all over the course of one ‘Lost Weekend.’ Based on true events…”
Back in the fall, Yorn personally announced the record with a heartfelt letter posted on his social media. The likes of American Songwriter, Consequence of Sound, Stereo Subversion, and more featured him as the first track Summer Was a Day welcomed listeners back into his sonic embrace.
Deluxe bundles of ArrangingTime may be pre-ordered directly from Yorn’s website, with special packages granting pre-sale access to tickets for the singer and songwriter’s upcoming tour. Both the deluxe and standard pre-orders immediately unlock instant grat downloads of Summer Was a Day and Lost Weekend. Pre-order ArrangingTime from iTunes / D2C / Amazon / Google.