Pete Yorn Honors the Singing Nun in “Jeannine” Video

The video homage consists of—you guessed it—singing nuns.

Pete Yorn has kept busy in 2020—coming off last fall’s Caretakers LP, the LA-based songwriter has already given us a live album recorded last March at the Troubadour, as well as a handful of singles. One such loose track, “Jeannine”—which arrived last Friday alongside its B-side “The World”—has been given a video treatment reverently depicting the track’s source of inspiration.

“Inspired by the tragic story of Jeannine Deckers, The Singing Nun—whose #1 hit “Dominique” kept “Louie Louie” by The Kingsmen out of the top spot in 1963—“Jeannine” is a deceptively sunny song that deals with the repression of self and the hope that one day the world will understand an individual’s struggle to feel free to express who they are at their core,” Yorn shares of the track.

The video, too, is deceptively sunny, depicting Deckers as something of a happy-go-lucky performer. Check it out below.


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