Jenny Lewis The Voyager

The Voyager

Jenny Lewis

Released on July 29, 2014 by Warner Bros.

Main artist: Jenny Lewis

Genre: Pop/Rock > Rock > Alternative & Indie

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Lurking beneath the seductive, supple gloss of The Voyager lies a serious undercurrent of sorrow -- an undercurrent Jenny Lewis doesn't disguise but doesn't bring to the surface, either. Someone, somewhere broke her heart, and perhaps the culprit is Lewis herself. Regret and self-recrimination abound on The Voyager: it's a tattered storybook full of relationships gone to rot, missed marriages, infidelities forgiven but not forgotten, wistful teenage memories fading in the face of adult disappointment. Whether the songs are autobiographical or not -- and they're filled with seemingly personal signifiers, ranging from red hair and scars left from the San Fernando Valley to a philandering, layabout beau named John -- doesn't matter much, as The Voyager aims to strike a universal chord for ladies in their thirties watching the years slide by as they wait for boyfriends to commit or life to start happening. It's heavy midlife crisis material but The Voyager plays lightly, offering a warm balm of Southern California sounds. Much more than Under the Blacklight, Rilo Kiley's 2007 stab at Fleetwood Mac-styled pop, this feels like vintage L.A. studio rock. Working primarily with producer Ryan Adams -- Beck comes aboard to give "Just One of the Guys" a narcotic sway, while Jenny collaborates with longtime partner Johnathan Rice on "Head Underwater" and "You Can't Outrun 'Em" -- Lewis indulges in the sunnier aspects of vintage yacht rock, occasionally dipping into the Laurel Canyon folk-rock she's specialized in on her own. Guitars roam wide-open spaces, couched in luxurious reverb and draped in strings; the rhythms often follow cool, steady eighth-note pulses; the surfaces always shimmer. It's such a sultry, soothing sound that it's easy to ignore the pain that lies beneath but that's a feature, not a bug: on The Voyager, Lewis' characters live for today without ever thinking that the world might pass them by, and having her music flow so smooth and easy, she illustrates how easy it is to get sucked into that alluring stasis. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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Album : 1 disk - 10 tracks Total length : 00:39:55

  1. 1 Head Underwater

    Alex Greenwald, Guitar, Keyboards - Mike Elizondo, Additional Engineer - Pierre De Reeder, Additional Engineer - Jenny Lewis, Producer, Keyboards, Lead Vocals, Writer, MainArtist - Howie Weinberg, Masterer - Lenny Castro, Percussion - Rich Costey, Mixer - Charlie Stavish, Recorded by - Jason Lader, Additional Engineer - Johnathan Rice, Producer, Guitar - Jason Boesel, Drums - Blake Mills, Guitar - Mickey Madden, Bass - The Watson Twins, Backing Vocals - David LaBrel, Recorded by - Mario Borgatta, Additional Engineer - Chris Szcech, Additional Engineer Copyright : 2014 Warner Bros. Records Inc. 2014 Warner Bros. Records Inc.

  2. 2 She's Not Me

    Mike Viola, Producer, Piano, Synthesizer - Mike Elizondo, Additional Engineer - Lili Haydn, Strings - Pierre De Reeder, Additional Engineer - Jenny Lewis, Lead Vocals, Writer, Rhythm Guitar, MainArtist - Howie Weinberg, Masterer - Rich Costey, Mixer - Charlie Stavish, Recorded by - Jason Lader, Additional Engineer - Ryan Adams, Producer, Guitar - Johnathan Rice, Writer - Jason Boesel, Tambourine - Daphne Chen, Strings - Gus Seyffert, Bass - The Section Quartet, Strings - Z Berg, Backing Vocals - Becky Stark, Backing Vocals - David LaBrel, Recorded by - Mario Borgatta, Additional Engineer - Chris Szcech, Additional Engineer - Griffin Goldsmith, Drums Copyright : 2014 Warner Bros. Records Inc. 2014 Warner Bros. Records Inc.

  3. 3 Just One of the Guys

    Beck Hansen, Producer, Glockenspiel, Background Vocals, Bass - Jenny Lewis, Guitar, Lead Vocals, Writer, Drum Programmer, MainArtist - Howie Weinberg, Masterer - Rich Costey, Mixer - Cole Marsden, Engineer - David "Elevator" Greenbaum, Engineer - Grief Neill, Engineer Copyright : 2014 Warner Bros. Records Inc. 2014 Warner Bros. Records Inc.

  4. 4 Slippery Slopes

    Mike Viola, Producer, Guitar - Mike Elizondo, Additional Engineer - Benmont Tench, Organ - Pierre De Reeder, Additional Engineer - Jenny Lewis, Lead Vocals, Writer, MainArtist - Howie Weinberg, Masterer - Rich Costey, Mixer - Charlie Stavish, Recorded by - Jason Lader, Additional Engineer - Ryan Adams, Producer, Guitar - Jason Boesel, Drums - Gus Seyffert, Bass - David LaBrel, Recorded by - Mario Borgatta, Additional Engineer - Chris Szcech, Additional Engineer Copyright : 2014 Warner Bros. Records Inc. 2014 Warner Bros. Records Inc.

  5. 5 Late Bloomer

    Mike Viola, Producer, 12 String Guitar - Mike Elizondo, Additional Engineer - Lili Haydn, Violin - Pierre De Reeder, Additional Engineer - Jenny Lewis, Lead Vocals, Writer, MainArtist - Howie Weinberg, Masterer - Rich Costey, Mixer - Charlie Stavish, Recorded by - Jason Lader, Additional Engineer - Ryan Adams, Producer, Guitar, Backing Vocals - Jason Boesel, Drums - Gus Seyffert, Bass - Lou Barlow, Backing Vocals - David LaBrel, Recorded by - Mario Borgatta, Additional Engineer - Chris Szcech, Additional Engineer Copyright : 2014 Warner Bros. Records Inc. 2014 Warner Bros. Records Inc.

  6. 6 You Can't Outrun 'Em

    Mike Elizondo, Additional Engineer - Pierre De Reeder, Additional Engineer - Jenny Lewis, Producer, Keyboards, Lead Vocals, Writer, MainArtist - Howie Weinberg, Masterer - Lenny Castro, Percussion - Rich Costey, Mixer - Charlie Stavish, Recorded by - Jason Lader, Additional Engineer - Farmer Dave Scher, Guitar, Organ, Melodica - Johnathan Rice, Producer, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Backing Vocals - The Watson Twins, Backing Vocals - David LaBrel, Recorded by - Mario Borgatta, Additional Engineer - Chris Szcech, Additional Engineer - Griffin Goldsmith, Drums - Wylie Gelber, Bass Copyright : 2014 Warner Bros. Records Inc. 2014 Warner Bros. Records Inc.

  7. 7 The New You

    Mike Viola, Producer, Backing Vocals - Mike Elizondo, Additional Engineer - Benmont Tench, Organ - Pierre De Reeder, Additional Engineer - Jenny Lewis, Lead Vocals, Writer, MainArtist - Howie Weinberg, Masterer - Rich Costey, Mixer - Charlie Stavish, Recorded by - Jason Lader, Additional Engineer - Ryan Adams, Producer, Guitar, Backing Vocals - Johnathan Rice, Backing Vocals, Writer - Gus Seyffert, Bass - Z Berg, Backing Vocals - David LaBrel, Recorded by - Mario Borgatta, Additional Engineer - Chris Szcech, Additional Engineer - Griffin Goldsmith, Drums, Backing Vocals Copyright : 2014 Warner Bros. Records Inc. 2014 Warner Bros. Records Inc.

  8. 8 Aloha & the Three Johns

    Mike Viola, Producer, Guitar - Mike Elizondo, Additional Engineer - Benmont Tench, Organ - Pierre De Reeder, Additional Engineer - Jenny Lewis, Lead Vocals, Writer, MainArtist - Howie Weinberg, Masterer - Rich Costey, Mixer - Charlie Stavish, Recorded by - Jason Lader, Additional Engineer - Ryan Adams, Producer, Drums, Guitar - Farmer Dave Scher, Guitar - Jason Boesel, Drums - Gus Seyffert, Bass - Z Berg, Backing Vocals - Becky Stark, Backing Vocals - David LaBrel, Recorded by - Mario Borgatta, Additional Engineer - Chris Szcech, Additional Engineer Copyright : 2014 Warner Bros. Records Inc. 2014 Warner Bros. Records Inc.

  9. 9 Love U Forever

    Mike Viola, Producer, Guitar - Mike Elizondo, Additional Engineer - Benmont Tench, Organ - Pierre De Reeder, Additional Engineer - Jenny Lewis, Lead Vocals, Writer, MainArtist - Howie Weinberg, Masterer - Rich Costey, Mixer - Charlie Stavish, Recorded by - Jason Lader, Additional Engineer - Ryan Adams, Producer, Guitar - Jason Boesel, Drums - Gus Seyffert, Bass - Z Berg, Backing Vocals - David LaBrel, Recorded by - Mario Borgatta, Additional Engineer - Chris Szcech, Additional Engineer Copyright : 2014 Warner Bros. Records Inc. 2014 Warner Bros. Records Inc.

  10. 10 The Voyager

    Mike Viola, Producer - Mike Elizondo, Additional Engineer, Bass, Moog - Pierre De Reeder, Additional Engineer - Jenny Lewis, Guitar, Lead Vocals, Writer, MainArtist - Howie Weinberg, Masterer - Rich Costey, Mixer - Charlie Stavish, Recorded by - Jason Lader, Additional Engineer - Ryan Adams, Producer - Jason Boesel, Drums, Marimba - Nathaniel Walcott, Strings, Synthesizer - First Aid Kit, Backing Vocals - David LaBrel, Recorded by - Mario Borgatta, Additional Engineer - Chris Szcech, Additional Engineer Copyright : 2014 Warner Bros. Records Inc. 2014 Warner Bros. Records Inc.

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  • Lurking beneath the seductive, supple gloss of The Voyager lies a serious undercurrent of sorrow -- an undercurrent Jenny Lewis doesn't disguise but doesn't bring to the surface, either. Someone, somewhere broke her heart, and perhaps the culprit is Lewis herself. Regret and self-recrimination abound on The Voyager: it's a tattered storybook full of relationships gone to rot, missed marriages, infidelities forgiven but not forgotten, wistful teenage memories fading in the face of adult disappointment. Whether the songs are autobiographical or not -- and they're filled with seemingly personal signifiers, ranging from red hair and scars left from the San Fernando Valley to a philandering, layabout beau named John -- doesn't matter much, as The Voyager aims to strike a universal chord for ladies in their thirties watching the years slide by as they wait for boyfriends to commit or life to start happening. It's heavy midlife crisis material but The Voyager plays lightly, offering a warm balm of Southern California sounds. Much more than Under the Blacklight, Rilo Kiley's 2007 stab at Fleetwood Mac-styled pop, this feels like vintage L.A. studio rock. Working primarily with producer Ryan Adams -- Beck comes aboard to give "Just One of the Guys" a narcotic sway, while Jenny collaborates with longtime partner Johnathan Rice on "Head Underwater" and "You Can't Outrun 'Em" -- Lewis indulges in the sunnier aspects of vintage yacht rock, occasionally dipping into the Laurel Canyon folk-rock she's specialized in on her own. Guitars roam wide-open spaces, couched in luxurious reverb and draped in strings; the rhythms often follow cool, steady eighth-note pulses; the surfaces always shimmer. It's such a sultry, soothing sound that it's easy to ignore the pain that lies beneath but that's a feature, not a bug: on The Voyager, Lewis' characters live for today without ever thinking that the world might pass them by, and having her music flow so smooth and easy, she illustrates how easy it is to get sucked into that alluring stasis. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine

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