Howie DayWhen Howie Day stopped by PopEater's New York office recently to preview his new album, we hit him with the hard question: Does he ever feel pressured to write another big hit like 2004's 'Collide'? "I think that can happen. Yeah, for sure," Day said. "But you don't sit down to write the hit. You do that and it won't happen. This is my job, so I think about that."

Maybe his latest single, 'Be There' -- co-written with Better Than Ezra's Kevin Griffin, who also collaborated with Day on 'Collide' -- will do the trick. Day, who released the record 'Sound the Alarm' earlier this month, treated the staff to an intimate, mic-less performance of the catchy track, as well as the "heart-wrenching ballad" 'No Longer What You Require,' his favorite tune from the album.