Skip Nav
Award Season
Announcing the 2017 Grammy Nominations!
Westworld
Westworld: The Meaning Behind "These Violent Delights Have Violent Ends"
The Walking Dead
If You Look at The Walking Dead From a Different Angle, Rick Is a Villain

Song of the Day: Jenny Lewis, "The Next Messiah"

Song of the Day: Jenny Lewis, "The Next Messiah"

If you're eager to hear Jenny Lewis's forthcoming album, then you — and I — are in good company. Death Cab for Cutie frontman Ben Gibbard's also ready for Acid Tongue to hit stores, and in a series of YouTube sketches over the past few days, he's been stalking Lewis around her house, demanding to hear some new songs.

Lucky for us, it's hard to say no to Gibbard, so Lewis has rolled out the second track from the new album (we've already heard the title track, "Acid Tongue"). "The Next Messiah" is a lot of things I'm not used to hearing from Lewis. For one, it's just a lot of song – more than eight minutes, in fact, with several long jam sessions interspersed between the singing. It's bluesy at times, funky at others, and there's a cool shift just after the five-minute mark, when the male backing vocals really kick in and Lewis's voice gets a lot more raw and desperate. On my initial listen, I like the track, but I think it will come alive a lot more in live shows, when the band can really let loose and just rock.

To hear the song for yourself, just

.

Source

Around The Web
Join The Conversation
chancleta chancleta 8 years
next messiah? maybe she wrote it for obama ;)(teasing)
chancleta chancleta 8 years
next messiah? maybe she wrote it for obama ;) (teasing)
californiagirlx7 californiagirlx7 8 years
I love Jenny Lewis! I think that she is having a live show in my area soon, so maybe I will check it out.
nancita nancita 8 years
I love this rather trippy rock direction she's taking. Very unexpected but it works well with her voice.
Ineedclarity Ineedclarity 8 years
Love it. Can't wait for the album to come out.
Adriana Lima and Lais Ribeiro Dancing to "24K Magic" GIFs
Moana "We Know the Way" Music Video
Good Charlotte Concert Review
Idina Menzel and Michael Buble Baby It's Cold Outside Video
Shakira's Son, Sasha, Dancing to "Chantaje" | Video
Mariah Carey's Divas Holiday Performance December 2016
Disney Songs in Spanish

POPSUGAR, the #1 independent media and technology company for women. Where more than 75 million women go for original, inspirational content that feeds their passions and interests.

From Our Partners
Latest Entertainment
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds