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Today on Ecléctico you're listening to musician, singer, and songwriter Jenny Lewis. This album from 2014, The Voyager, was a breakthrough, establishing her as a genuine and solid songwriter with guts and hooks, like on today's song. You'll go deeper with an excerpt from an article by Jacob Adams on Spectrum Culture about the album.
"Late Bloomer" by Jenny Lewis
2014 | Singer, musician, and songwriter from Las Vegas
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On “Late Bloomer,” a standout track from Las Vegas native Jenny Lewis’ third solo album, The Voyager, the singer-songwriter asks the listener to “forgive my candor.” This can apply to the entire record, filled with emotional confessions and colorful portraits of a turbulent inner life. Lewis is refreshingly and at times painfully direct with her lyrics, whether she is talking about the death of an estranged father, awkward teenage sexual experimentation, jealousy and rage-filled relationships, the psychophysical effects of insomnia or a Hawaiian getaway gone horribly wrong. At her best, Lewis channels classic country artists like Loretta Lynn or Patsy Cline who communicated painful truths about the human condition with straightforward, minimal lines.