PREMIERE: Pete Yorn’s Video for “Calm Down” Stars a Horse and a Surfer in Cali

His new album Caretakers is out now via Shelly Music.

Caretakers is multi-instrumentalist Pete Yorn’s first solo album in three years, following six albums of angsty rock. The follow-up to 2016’s Arranging Time—after which Yorn took time off to raise his daughter and even fit in an EP collab with Scarlett Johansson, 2018’s Apart—was produced with Jackson Phillips of indie rock group Day Wave. 

Many of Caretakers’ tracks were written and recorded in one fell swoop, in a series of single-day studio sessions. Today we’ve got the video for “Calm Down,” the first single released off the record, a contemplative and synth-laced track featuring some contributions from French musician Soko and reminiscing about Yorn’s hometown and old loves (“I wouldn’t change a thing,” he sings sweetly of them). Filmed in California, the visual stars champion surfer Gilda Hariri and Buddy the horse. It was shot on 16 mm by Scott Soens and directed by Tyler Manson. 

Of the clip, Pete explains, “This is Gilda. She loves horses and surfing. I love the way she interacts with her environment. She is peaceful to watch and embodies the spirit of calm down.” Watch it below. 

Check out Yorn’s upcoming tour dates here or on the list below. 

Pete Yorn 2019 Tour Dates:

8/9 – BOULDER, CO @ The Fox Theatre SOLD OUT
10/9 – SANTA ANA, CA @ Observatory OC – The Constellation Room
10/11 – FELTON, CA @ Felton Music Hall
10/13 – MILL VALLEY, CA @ Sweetwater Music Hall
10/15 – SEATTLE, WA @ Neptune Theatre
10/16 – VANCOUVER, BC @ Biltmore Cabaret
10/18 – SPOKANE, WA @ Knitting Factory
10/19 – PORTLAND, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre

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