Jenny Lewis Announces New Album ‘Joy’all’, Releases New Song ‘Psychos’

    Jenny Lewis has announced her first new album in four years. The On the Line follow-up is called Joy’all, and it arrives June 9 via Blue Note/EMI Records. To accompany the news, Lewis has shared the new song ‘Psychos’, which you can check out below.

    Discussing her fifth solo LP, Lewis said: “I started writing some of these songs on the road, pre-pandemic… and then put them aside as the world shut down, and 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. 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.’ The first song I submitted to the group was ‘Puppy and a Truck.’”

    ‘Puppy and a Truck’ is included on Joy’all, a “good portion” of which ended up being written during that workshop, according to a press release. Dave Cobb produced the album, which was engineered and mixed by Greg Koller. “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 & vocals) live on the floor in a couple of weeks,” Lewis explained. “Jess Wolfe came back to the studio to provide background vocals on the record and then Greg Leisz and Jon Brion added pedal steel, B-Bender guitar and Chamberlin, respectively, back in L.A..”

    Joy’all Cover Artwork:

    Joy’all Tracklist:

    1. Psychos
    2. Joy’All
    3. Puppy and a Truck
    4. Apples and Oranges
    5. Essence of Life
    6. Giddy Up
    7. Cherry Baby
    8. Love Feel
    9. Balcony
    10. Chain of Tears

    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis is a writer, journalist, and music editor at Our Culture. His work has also appeared in Pitchfork, GIGsoup, and other publications. He currently lives in Athens, Greece.

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