The Voyager (LP)


Jenny Lewis

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Amoeba Review

07/04/2014

“I’m not the same woman that you were used to,” Jenny Lewis sings on the jaunty “Head Underwater,” the opener of her new solo record, her first in six years. No kidding. Since the dissolution of her band, Rilo Kiley, Lewis has remained relatively quiet, so The Voyager has the feel of bottled-up energy exploding into multicolored pop-rock. Lewis has maturity on her mind—the album’s second song, “She’s Not Me,” sees her exploring her inner Stevie Nicks, laying sweet melodies and guitar solos over a midtempo pop tune about the pain of breakups when the other person moves on (Lewis lays out tough details: “Remember the night I destroyed it all/When I told you I cheated, and you punched through the drywall”). “Just One of the Guys” seems to recount her struggles with feeling out of place as a rocker nearing middle age when others have moved on (“When I look at myself all I can see, I'm just another lady without a baby”). Despite its downtrodden subject matter, it’s one of her loveliest tunes, easing the introversion with a singsongy melody. Despite the album’s overall mellow tone and Lewis mostly staying within her comfort zone, she can still pull out the rock stops every once in a while, as on the power-pop tune “Slippery Slopes.” Throughout, Lewis’ plainspoken, confessional style is beguiling, as on the country-rockin’ “Late Bloomer,” which interweaves memoirish lyrics with parallel stories of others growing up and discovering themselves later in life. With The Voyager, Lewis has come into her own.



Track Listing



Disc 1 Titles
Artist
Length
1.
Head Underwater
Jenny Lewis 04:08
2.
She's Not Me
Jenny Lewis 04:09
3.
Just One Of The Guys
Jenny Lewis 03:53
4.
Slippery Slopes
Jenny Lewis 03:38
5.
Late Bloomer
Jenny Lewis 05:13
6.
You Can't Outrun 'Em
Jenny Lewis 03:30
7.
The New You
Jenny Lewis 03:27
8.
Aloha & The Three Johns
Jenny Lewis 04:04
9.
Love U Forever
Jenny Lewis 04:28
10.
The Voyager
Jenny Lewis 03:30

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