ALBUM REVIEW: Jenny Lewis – Joy’all | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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Released: 09.05.23






Joy’all is undoubtedly the perfect summer album, so light and breezy. Opening with Psychos, setting a beautiful upbeat and funky tone, there’s a few genres at play but it certainly embodies producer Dave Cobb’s signature sound. Puppy And A Truck and Apples And Oranges are definite exponents of that, straight up Americana augmented with beautiful harmonies. It’s the perfect record for a balmy afternoon.

As the record progresses though, elements of darkness begin to creep in, particularly evident in Balcony and closing track Chain of Tears. These tracks retain a similar feel to the rest of the album, but the lyrics foster a more dour tone. Nonetheless, it is an exceptional album, and arguably Jenny Lewis’ best to date.



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