Pete Yorn is currently in the studio laying down tracks for his next album. One of the songs being recorded for possible inclusion on that album is a cover of Elvis' "Suspicious Minds." According to Launch.com, in an effort to capture some of the magic of the original recording, Yorn has recruited the Sweet Inspirations, who served as Elvis' backing group during his famed 1969 Memphis sessions. The current session is taking place more than 30 years later in Culver City, CA, at the studio of longtime Yorn collaborator R. Walk Vincent, pulling the Sweet Inspirations away from dinner at 5:15pm, Wednesday night bingo, and nightly back-to-back Matlock episodes.
The Sweet Inspirations were one the premier backing groups of the '60s and early '70s, working with Aretha Franklin, the Drifters, Jimi Hendrix, Van Morrison and others.
The as-yet-untitled follow-up to Yorn's successful debut, Musicforthemorningafter, is due in March.