Jenny Lewis Brought Her Confident, Easy-Breezy '70s Vibe to Late Night


Jenny Lewis—former frontwoman of Rilo Kiley and patron saint of the perfect bangs—brought her laid-back ’70s-style jam “She’s Not Me” to Late Night with Seth Meyers last night. The performance was effortless, with Lewis (dressed in her now-signature “graffiti Gram Parsons” suit) owning the room with a confident strut and near pitch-perfect vocals.

“She’s Not Me,” a heart-on-her-sleeve confessional about a former lover who has moved on to a less complicated (and perhaps kinder) woman, invokes the spirit of The Eagles and, more obviously, Fleetwood Mac. Despite those influences, the song—like the rest of the Voyager album—is deeply personal to Lewis. (“Remember the night I destroyed it all/When I told you I cheated/And you punched through the drywall,” she croons.)

Lewis’ Lisa Frank-esque Nudie suit, which she wore on both her album cover and in the video for “One of the Guys,” was conceptualized by famous L.A. airbrush artist Adam Siegel (he also painted her guitar and set pieces). Lewis has committed to wearing different versions of the suit for her entire tour.

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