Pete Yorn did not originally have aspirations of becoming a singer/songwriter; he started off as a drummer and converted to singing as a teenager. While drumming for his band during its high school battle of the bands competition, he was asked to sing a cover of "Talent Show" by The Replacements. The song went over well with listeners, who sensed a uniquely intimate quality in his voice, and soon Yorn was singing lead and impressing audiences with his average-guy-with-a-big-heart vocals. After striking out on his own and kicking around the music scene for a while, he managed to release his first solo LP musicforthemorningafter in 2001. The album managed to receive a respectable amount of attention and as Yorn continues to release characteristically pensive, modern, soft-rock material, his notoriety and fan base continue to grow.