It’s been six years since the former Rilo Kiley leader Jenny Lewis released Acid Tongue, her last solo album, and she returns this summer with the new one The Voyager. Ryan Adams, along with frequent collaborator Mike Viola, produced most of the album, but he wasn’t behind lead single “Just One Of The Guys.” Instead, Beck, Lewis’s peer in sunnily heartbroken California singer-songwriterdom, produced the song. It’s a warm, pretty country-rock lope about never quite fitting in.
Four years ago, Beck and Bat For Lashes teamed up on “Let’s Get Lost,” a really great song that ended up on the Twilight: Eclipse soundtrack. Apparently, Beck and B4L’s Natasha Khan have remained friends ever since, and together, they put together the short and low-key track “Under The Indigo Moon.” The song soundtracks Khan’s new self-directed short film of the same name. Khan has a new capsule collection with the clothing label YMC, and that’s what she’s wearing in the film, in which she drives down Sunset Boulevard with a friend of hers, the former Devendra Banhart drummer Gregory Rogove.
Beck returns to SNL on 3/1, 20 years to the day Mellow Gold came out.