She has three studio albums. Rabbit Fur Coat, Acid Tongue, and The Voyager. All of them with the seal of approval from Anne Hathaway, because yes Anne Hathaway is obsessed with Jenny Lewis. These albums are what I like to call instant classics and if Jenny had won for album of the year over Beyonce, I could have dealt with it. Beyonce still would have been robbed, but it's Jenny Lewis and she slays everything.
Needless to say I made a purchase recently. A hesitant purchase at that of the album she did with her boyfriend Johnny Rice. I don't know how I feel about him. I like their love I think. He's cute enough. Not as cute as Jenny, but I feel like he takes himself very seriously. That's not a bad thing, I suppose.
He's a musician just like Jenny, except he has none of the popularity that Jenny is blessed with. He's had his own studio albums, but no one has bought them. Jenny is certainly the popular part of the duo.
Still I avoided this album, because as much as one loves Jenny my interest in her boyfriend is non existent. The Voyager is one of my favorite albums ever. And, there is no such thing as too much Jenny Lewis. I decided I needed to get the Jenny & Johnny album, I'm Having Fun Now.
She gives him lead on two of the stronger tracks off the LP, “Committed” and “Animal”. It changes nothing that he has nice, simple vocals, she over empowers him just by harmonizing. I'm Having Fun Now is supposed to be a showcase for her boyfriend, but it only strives in proving the quality of Jenny Lewis as a performer.
The only song off the album to get the music video treatment is “Big Wave”. I suppose this is the song that Warner Brothers wanted to use to convince you to buy this album. I certainly enjoy the song. I do think it takes a few spins to really groove with it, though. It has a very Vince Joy “Riptide” feel about it. The song “Scissor Runner” was also released as a free download from the album.