Monday, September 6, 2010

Music Monday: Jenny and Johnny

Jenny and Johnny is the collaboration between indie-songstress Jenny Lewis, lead singer of Rilo Kiley, and musician and current boyfriend Johnathan Rice. I've long been a fan of Lewis, who erupted onto the music scene in 2002 with Rilo Kiley's breakthrough album, The Execution of All Things. A former child actress (co-star of the movie, Troop Beverly Hills starring actress Shelly Long), turned musician, Lewis quickly became a critically acclaimed artist and personal favorite of mine with her characteristic long red hair and powerful voice. In addition to Rilo Kiley, Lewis has pursued a solo career releasing two albums: 2006's Rabbit Fur Coat featuring the talented Watson Twins and another in 2008 called Acid Tongue.

The track, "Big Wave," manages to capture Lewis' alluring voice to the backdrop of Rice's guitar-driven beat and is featured on their recently released album, I'm Having Fun Now. Happy Labor Day and Music Monday!

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