Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Jenny Lewis' "Completely Not Me"


I notoriously watch little to no TV. I'm known to be the first to explore the "underground" and the last to tap into the "mainstream." I personally would like to think this isn't always the case, but when it is, it's usually an extreme case - like being one year late to the Katy Perry game and only watching Breaking Bad (which is happily changing my life) for the first time now.

One thing that I'm fairly good at keeping track of, other than all things Walter White, is HBO's Girls. I can't get enough of Lena Dunham and her genius depiction of girls my age. As well, I'm always interested to hear the soundtrack that's curated by the cast - often involving seasoned indie artists and original tracks written specifically for the hit series. Lately, I've been obsessed with Jenny Lewis, of Rilo Kiley, and the song she wrote for Girls, titled "Completely Not Me." Lightheartedly describing a brief mental breakdown, Lewis and Vampire Weekend's Rostam Batmanglij gain wisdom through this Tom Petty-remiscent anthem, which is carried by Lewis' sweet girl group croon and the thumping combination of uplifting piano and kick drum. While the catchy song perfectly fit the bill for Girls' darker storyline last season, it's also just some honest songwriting about one thing we all experience in our mid-20s - feeling a little nutty.




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