Jenny Lewis: Questioning God on 'Rabbit Fur Coat'

Hear Jenny Lewis

Selections from 'Rabbit Fur Coat:'

All Songs Considered

It's perhaps more than a coincidence that several of the songs on Jenny Lewis' debut solo album have references to God. But Lewis, who has recorded previously as the lead singer for the indie rock band Rilo Kiley, insists she didn't plan it that way.

Jenny Lewis and the Watson Twins, from the cover of 'Rabbit Fur Coat'

Jenny Lewis and the Watson Twins Team Love hide caption

itoggle caption Team Love

The God references on the CD Rabbit Fur Coat come in songs including "Born Secular," "Rise Up with Fists!!" and "The Charging Sky."

"I didn't intend to write a bunch of songs about God," she says. "I was surprised when I had all of the songs completed and there were so many God references throughout. I guess that's what happens when you're about to turn 30... I think being broken-hearted is not the only thing you want to sing about."

Lewis is joined on the CD — recorded on tape and other vintage equipment in a dusty Los Angeles studio — by the gospel singers known as the Watson Twins, Death Cab for Cutie's Ben Gibbard and members of Maroon 5.

Web Resources

Purchase Featured Music

Rabbit Fur Coat

Purchase Music

Purchase Featured Music

Album
Rabbit Fur Coat
Artist
Jenny Lewis with the Watson Twins
Label
Team Love Records
Released
2006

Your purchase helps support NPR Programming. How?

 

Comments

 

Please keep your community civil. All comments must follow the NPR.org Community rules and Terms of Use. NPR reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter's name and location, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.