Daily Distraction: Stay 'Up All Night' with Aaron Lee Tasjan

Joel Oliphint
Aaron Lee Tasjan

"Staying up all night/It could be good, or/It could be bad for you/It's gonna be all right/Or it won't be," Aaron Lee Tasjan sings on new song "Up All Night," a Tom Petty/Jeff Lynne homage that still manages to sound distinctly like the Nashville-via-New Albany songwriter.

“'Up All Night' is half party anthem, half cautionary tale. It’s inspired by the times I’ve wondered if I need to get help with my drinking and what it meant that I was worrying about things in the first place?” Tasjan said in a press release. “The three things that worry me most in my life are probably my health, being alone, and money. Each of those three daily battles became a verse in this song. The first verse explores my financial plan for the foreseeable future, my real-life love life plays out a bit in the second, while the third verse is an homage to the years-long stomach problems I’ve tried to get diagnosed that everyone says is anxiety. ... For me, this song says that there’s no escaping being alive. Worrying is part of life just like having a good time or even too good of a time.”

The track is from the musician's forthcoming sorta-kinda-self-titled record, Tasjan! Tasjan! Tasjan!, out Feb. 5. on New West Records. Check out the song and video below.