Currently on tour as special guest on Harry Styles’ huge North American arena tour, Jenny Lewis today shares her brand new single ‘Puppy And A Truck’. The song has received a rapturous reception throughout the tour, which continues throughout November, with fans discovering that the seemingly odd couple share far more musical traits than many fans had anticipated. As Rolling Stone’s review stated, “Her rhinestone cowgirl aesthetic and Nashville-adjacent sound is a perfect fit of Styles’ own, making them a dream pair.”
‘Puppy And A Truck’ continues to show why Jenny Lewis has become one of the most acclaimed singer-songwriters of her generation. Mixing echoes of the Laurel Canyon scene with alt-country slide guitar and timeless melodies, it’s a song which captures Jenny’s inimitable lyrical style. It’s a brutally self-depreciating take on the alcohol-fuelled lows of love and life in your 40s. But sometimes the simple things – in this case a puppy and a truck – are all you need.
Jenny says, “My 40s are kicking my ass, and handing ‘em to me in a margarita glass…”
‘Puppy And A Truck’ was written by Jenny Lewis, produced by Dave Cobb (James Bay, Jade Bird, Sturgill Simpson) and mixed by Greg Koller.
The single is Jenny’s first solo release since her critically adored fourth solo album ‘On The Line’ in 2019. The record achieved the highest UK chart position of her 20+ year career to date, and included contributions from Beck, Ringo Starr, Benmont Tench, Don Was, Jim Keltner and Jason Falkner.
‘On The Line’ was particularly well received in the UK. The NME’s five-star review stated that it was “Up there with her greatest work to date, packed with searing lyrics and solid-gold melodies.” Similar praise came from Mojo (“Jenny Lewis has grown from lo-fi indie icon to Hollywood pop goddess”), The Guardian (“One of this century’s best songwriters”) and the Daily Telegraph (“Quality songwriting delivered with panache”).