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Jenny Lewis announces fifth solo album with new single "Psychos"

29 March 2023, 14:01 | Written by Cerys Kenneally

Jenny Lewis is back with news of her fifth solo album Joy’All, and shares new single "Psychos" to accompany the announcement.

"Psychos" marks Lewis' first new material since "Puppy and a Truck" landed in November 2021. The 2021 track will also appear on Lewis' upcoming album, and the video, unveiled at the start of the month, featured a cameo from Harry Styles.

Joy’All will be Lewis' fifth solo full-length, following 2019's On The Line, and first for Blue Note/EMI Records. It's produced by Grammy-winning producer Dave Cobb (John Prine, Brandi Carlile, Chris Stapleton, Jason Isbell), who Lewis met by chance while visiting the band Lucius at RCA Studio A in Nashville.

Lewis says, "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"."

"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 continues. "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 LA."


  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

"Psychos" is out now. Jenny Lewis' Joy'All album will arrive on 9 June through Blue Note/EMI Records, and is available to pre-order now.

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