Photo by James Elliott Bailey
I was lucky enough to spend the last five days relaxing in Palm Springs with Kyle for his birthday, baking in the sun, eating many amazing things and enjoying many libations (if you follow me on Instgram you probably saw some of the adventures). Throughout the whole week though, I had one song on repeat in my head – “Paradise” by Jenny Lewis. Known as the lead singer of Rilo Kiley, this track is a B-Side from her first solo album Rabbit Fur Coat, so this might be a new gem for many folks.
The selling point for me on this song is the slide guitar and the heavy western influence, which backs up Jenny crooning the chorus of “Para-diiiyyyyiiise…” over and over. The song on it’s face is beautiful but in typical Jenny fashion she’s still having to deal with deadbeat guys who don’t get her. I really wish that Jenny Lewis would have made more tracks like this, both alone and with Rilo Kiley, as I haven’t been a fan of her work since this song, which was released almost seven years ago.