Jenny Lewis recently collaborated with Vampire Weekend’s Rostam Batmanglij for the Girls soundtrack, but it looks like that won’t be the only new music we’ll hear from her this year. In a new interview with Rolling Stone, the indie rock songstress revealed she has recorded a new solo album with hopes to have it mixed and ready for a spring release.
“I’m mixing next week and this is all I’ll say,” she told Rolling Stone about her first solo effort since 2008’s Acid Tongue. “Until it’s mixed I don’t really want to talk about it, but it took a village.”
Lewis said the album was inspired by insomnia and her score for the Anne Hathaway-starring One Song. “Sometimes it take an experience like this to get you out of your own head and to get you out of your own routine as songwriting,” she explained. “So I found it really inspiring, and it made me want to get back to myself and that sort of news-ticker in my head and my own inner monologue.” Responding to whether the Girls song, “Completely Not Me”, might be included on the new LP, she stated, “I’m not sure. It depends on how the rest of the songs turn out, and see if it fits. It exists in its own right.”
When pressed for more, Lewis became reticent. “I’m superstitious, until I start mixing, I feel like when I start it then I will be able to actually speak of it. But I’m done recording, and I’m just mixing in LA.” She might not be saying much now, but it’s enough to add one more to the ever-growing list of this year’s most-anticipated releases.