SINGLE PREMIERE: WORN TIN “SOMETHING’S COMING”
Warner Hiatt is Worn Tin and his new song “Something’s Coming” lands between Kurt Vile, Sebadoh and John Lennon’s solo downers—and people who miss L.A.’s dios should get where this is coming from, too. Hiatt’s found a sweet spot where his music is understated but not minimal, which gives it a kind of revelatory intimacy. He’s left space for some splashes of synthesizer and made lots of room to for both the humor and the existential bleakness in his lyrics to bloom. “Where’s My Emmy” is a b-side as tranquilizer, soaked in the last moments before late-night stress dissolved into sleep, and the a-side? Hiatt gets at the heart of it:
“‘Something’s Coming’ is when you walk into Foot Locker and get really nervous because the guy behind the counter looks like a Referee and you feel like the exit is a goal post,” he says. “How the hell are you gonna work up the courage to grab those Reebok slippers and make it out that door without making a technical foul? It’s important to live in the moment. Whatever the cost may be.”
That’s accurate on every level—let’s salute that kind of self-awareness in a songwriter. “Something’s Coming” is out today and you can get it here or here, and you can keep an eye out for Worn Tin’s real-world performances here.