We were introduced by a friend of ours, a girl called Tara Subkoff… she introduced us knowing that we both played music separately, thinking that we might get along. And we actually didn’t get along at all. We fought immediately, but we managed to write a couple of songs between us.
"I’m done with my record." (x)
Jenny Lewis | Buffalo Springfield Again
Song One is a romantic drama set against the backdrop of the Brooklyn music scene and starring actress Anne Hathaway.
Jenny Lewis and Johnathan Rice (known in music circles as Jenny and Johnny) wrote the songs for the film and Johnny Flynn is the actor who sings them. They talk to KCRW DJ Chris Douridas about how they worked together.
Photo Credit: Mark Leibowitz
This is your first album since 2008, what’s the status?
Lewis: I’m mixing next week and this is all I’ll say, until it’s mixed I don’t really want to talk about it, but it took a village.
And I understand you are looking to release it this year?
Lewis: Yes, sometime this spring. I just had this song on Girls that my friend [Vampire Weekend’s Rostam Batmangli] wrote the music for, and he sent me a track to write over and I did. He wrote the music, and I wrote the melody, and the top line as it were, and I just learned what a top line was, and the music, and we spent a day with his friend Ariel at his studio in the Valley. We weren’t able to do more than one song I originally wanted to do more songs with him but the Girls soundtrack was originally a great outlet for this one collaboration.
Will that go on your album?
Lewis: I don’t know. I’m not sure. It depends on how the rest of the songs turn out, and see if it fits. It exists in it’s own right.
Any inspiration or themes for the album?
Do you write the songs when you can’t sleep?
Lewis: Yeah, some of them. I was awake for a while. 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.
Read more: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/jenny-lewis-hopes-to-release-new-album-in-spring-2014-20140121#ixzz2r5bqnNRo