Jenny Lewis Wrote Her Album, On The Line, While Dealing With A Major Trauma
Too much of the chatter around this album and Lewis’s previous album,
The Voyager, focused on one male collaborator in particular: the
now-disgraced Ryan Adams, who produced and played on songs from both. She declines to discuss her reaction to learning about the allegations against Adams, saying she’s said all she wants to say about him for the time being. Previously,
Lewis tweeted that she was “deeply troubled” by the alleged behavior and that she “stands in solidarity” with the women who spoke out against him. Before that, focus was frequently on her fraught relationship with Rilo Kiley bandmate/collaborator and ex-boyfriend, Blake Sennett. “Collaboration is very tenuous,” she says with a weary chuckle, “especially if you’re also in a romantic relationship.”