ACL Music Fest 2014 Sunday Review

ACL Music Fest 2014 Sunday Review

Jenny Lewis

The Voyager (Warner Bros.)

As Jenny Lewis creeps toward the big 4-0 it weighs heavy on third solo LP The Voyager. The classic rock-scripted memoir details dysfunctional relationships, nostalgia, and insecurities lying over the hill with the same wit and effortless coolness demonstrated by the twentysomething who fronted Rilo Kiley for 15 years. Beck-produced track "Just One of the Guys" examines the disparity between aging women and men, obvious annoyance countered by bright, jangled surf rips. Lewis channels Stevie Nicks on "She's Not Me," and Voyager taps into Fleetwood Mac again on "Late Bloomer" and "You Can't Outrun 'Em," both swirling with a coquettish crooning and ethereal guitar. The title track evokes her former band, driven by little more than campfire chords and Lewis wailing about a drug trip. The Voyager lets us in on Jenny Lewis' little secret: It's okay not to have everything figured out. (5pm, Austin Ventures stage)

***.5

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