“Nick Jaina is probably best known to Portlanders as a prolific singer-songwriter, but he’s taken some interesting creative side roads in the three years since his last record: He’s written three ballets, worked on a film soundtrack and composed music for a play in New Orleans. Primary Perception marks Jaina’s return to pop songwriting, and “Don’t Come to Me” is among its standouts. The track began as an unlikely attempt to write a song from the perspective of Mitt Romney, and later came to life when Jaina took what he had to band members during the sessions that ended up on the record. This isn’t quite the version we play on air — that one includes FCC edits — but it’s an earworm either way, the latest of many from one of Portland’s most consistent musicians”. —Jeremy Petersen
Read the full article and listen to the song here.