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Under the Blacklight: Jenny Lewis says "yes folks, I'm a FOX."

Here's what happened: one day Jenny Lewis woke up, looked in the mirror, and thought,
........DAMN, I'm a fox.
It was probably around the time of More Adventurous (data to back me up), because then she went and made an country album with the Watson Twins, which I thoroughly enjoyed, whether I wanted to or not. I think the idea was, "I'm so hot, not even a good girl persona can contain my hotness. Vegas is in the south, right? Just because I grew up in L.A. doesn't mean I can't be a bona fide country singer."

As for Under The Blacklight:
In early Rilo Kiley albums, Jenny Lewis always had this sweet, slightly affected, innocent-sounding voice. That got thrown out the window. Awkward sexuality? Flushed down the toilet. You wanted it, you got it. And "Silver Lining" is the consolation prize for those of us who didn't.

(Update: It seems a lot of the people who commented on this post somehow missed the last sentence. Or the sarcasm. More importantly, the point. I don't like to use the phrase "sold out", but in the case of Jenny Lewis, if the shoe fits...)

Rilo Kiley - Smoke Detector
Rilo Kiley - Silver Lining
Buy Under the Blacklight from Insound
Rilo Kiley's Website/Myspace

older, better Rilo Kiley:
Rilo Kiley - Portions for Foxes
Rilo Kiley - The Execution of All Things
Rilo Kiley - August

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10 Responses to “Under the Blacklight: Jenny Lewis says "yes folks, I'm a FOX."”

  1. # Anonymous Matthew

    I saw her in Glasgow with the Watson Twins a couple of years ago and she had this odd stance on stage. Sort of a 'yes, you are looking, aren;t you'.

    Mind you, it was a great performance, so I cannae complain. Never really liked Rilo Kiley though.  

  2. # Anonymous nlm0.0mln

    although both voices are as beautiful as an angel's could be, i've always found her easier to look at than neko. my wife and i got into a debate once over which was the hotter redhead.

    neko is looking rather rough these days. jenny just keeps getting prettier.

    but, this isn't the grocery store check out line so i'll stop sounding like a bad celebrity magazine article.  

  3. # Blogger Kate

    ...mark, I think you may have missed the point.  

  4. # Blogger Audio Taco

    i think she may have affected my final decision on the record- she sounds as hot as she looks.  

  5. # Anonymous MileHi Hawkeye

    I think that someone who grows up as a child actor in Hollywood, has a sense that they are special/different, if not "sexy".

    That being said, there is a BIG difference between standing in front of a camera and a live audience night after night.

    In the early RK days, she wasn't the sole focus. The solo project put her really out in front and gave her a lot of confidence in her abilities as a musician.

    What we are seeing today is a result of her maturation as a person and an artist. And, there is nothing sexier than a mature, confident, talented woman!

    Anyway, thanks for the post!!!  

  6. # Anonymous nlm0.0mln

    i usually do.  

  7. # Blogger Brainstorm Music

    Seriously, Jenny Lewis is HOT. I may have a little woman-crush on her...  

  8. # Blogger Kate

    *runs head into a wall*  

  9. # Anonymous Matthew

    My gosh Kate, you're right.

    She is gorgeous after all. Gosh, the music must be good, she's just so darn pretty!  

  10. # Anonymous Anonymous

    You're truly an idiot. Sell out? You don't like to use the term but you sure throw it around loosely when you're talking about someone who is still in relative obscurity.  

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