California Dreamin’: Jenny Lewis, Stevie Nicks, and Sisters of the Moon «

Lewis’s songs have always matched sweet-sounding music with caustic lyrics, calling to mind masters of poetically cutting power pop like Nick Lowe, Elvis Costello, and, perhaps most of all, Tom Petty. Lewis, like Nicks, isn’t afraid to couch a melancholy message in a beautiful song, or to use her songs to call out everyone around her, but most of all herself. Her arrangements are as lush as the lyrics are astringent, which makes them feel all the more subversive, toxic, and tropical, like Steely Dan.

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