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Jenny Lewis announces new album Joy’All

By | Published on Thursday 30 March 2023

Jenny Lewis

Jenny Lewis has announced that she will release her fifth solo album ‘Joy’All’ later this year. Out now is new single ‘Psychos’.

“I started writing some of these songs on the road, pre-pandemic and then put them aside as the world shut down”, she says. “Then from my home in Nashville in early 2021, I joined a week-long virtual songwriting workshop with a handful of amazing artists, hosted by Beck”.

“The challenge was to write one song every day for seven days, with guidelines from Beck”, she goes on. “The guidelines would be prompts like ‘write a song with 1-4-5 chord progression’, ‘write a song with only cliches’, or ‘write in free form style’”.

That experience seemingly reignited and also informed the creative process on this new record, which was produced by Dave Cobb.

Recalling the process of making the album with Cobb, she says: “Dave works fast and we cut the bulk of the record with his incredible house band – Nate Smith, Brian Allen and Cobb on guitar, and myself on acoustic guitar and vocals – live on the floor in a couple of weeks”.

“Jess Wolfe came back to the studio to provide background vocals on the record”, she goes on, “and then Greg Leisz and Jon Brion added pedal steel, B-Bender guitar and Chamberlin, respectively, back in LA”.

‘Joy’All’ is set for release on 9 Jun. Listen to ‘Psychos’ here: