Jenny Lewis's New Album Is the Cure For Your Midsummer Music Slump
Jenny Lewis released her third studio album, The Voyager, this week, marking her triumphant return to music after a six-year hiatus. I, for one, am elated that Lewis is back in action; not only am I a huge fan of her past solo projects — 2006's Rabbit Fur Coat and 2008's Acid Tongue — but as the former frontwoman of Rilo Kiley, Lewis's voice and sincere, powerful lyrics basically shaped my early 20s.
The Voyager has 10 songs, each of them perfectly suited to bring you out of your midseason music slump (you're sick of hearing "Fancy," and you're allowed to admit it). There really is a tune for any of your Summer activities, whether it's hanging by the pool, reading in the park, or on a road trip with your friends — and because we're talking about Jenny Lewis here, there are also heartfelt lyrics that can help you through any emotional crises you may be going through, including but not limited to: a broken heart, extreme wanderlust, or your ex-boyfriend having a baby with another woman. Here's how each track from The Voyager will get you through the dog days of Summer.