If you haven’t heard Pete Yorn’s new album ArrangingTime yet, don’t worry, there’s still plenty of time for you to listen and fall in love before his April 11th concert here in Vancouver. His chill songs, strong beats, and hypnotizing voice means his album is going to be your number one place to find your next summer jam.

Not only is the Montville, NJ native (who now calls Santa Monica home) and new dad beyond talented, he manages to stay humble and inventive, as you will see in his answers below. His new album, which came out on March 11th, has already been getting rave reviews, and the hit single Lost Weekend, just might be your new weekend song.

What are three things that you would like for people to know about you right away?
I enjoy sandwiches, I love my family very much, and I have been slowly developing my chess game.

What are the top five things that are most important in your life?
My health, my family, music, nature, the Oakland Raiders.

Tell us about the new album! Which song would you recommend someone to listen to first? Why?
The record is called ArrangingTime and it just came out. Oh dear, Who am I to tell someone what to listen to? Surprise me. Ok I’ll bite…listen to a song called “She Was Weird.” Just because.

If you could tell the younger you one piece if advice, what would it be?
“Life moves pretty fast…if you don’t stop and look around every once in a while, you might miss it.” Or something like that.

If you could choose a mantra for the world, what would it be?
Be the change you wish to see in the world. And treat others as you would like to be treated. And pizza.

If you could be any ice cream flavour, which one would you be? Why?
Mint chocolate chip…because then I would eat myself.

Twitter or Instagram?

Which would you choose: either a lifetime supply of tacos, but with no salsa, or a lifetime supply of spaghetti, but with no meat balls?
Too much of anything isn’t good.

If you could transport into one universe from fiction (book or film) which one would you enter into?
Right here right now.

Would you rather have to fight six lion sized spiders, or sixty spider sized lions?
60 spider-sized smushed little lions.

If you had a whole day free of adult responsibilities, what would you do with your day?

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