Jenny Lewis is kind of amazing. She’s got an interesting voice, a kickass persona, and some serious songwriting chops. I love pretty much every song on, for example, her recent Acid Tongue (tunes ranging from the roughly sweet to the straight-up nasty, all brilliantly executed). I’ve wanted to sing the title track for a while now, so today I thought I’d give it a go. It’s actually a pretty simple song to play, and I can do it on the guitar, but because I decided to go without the choral backup, I thought it might be nice to use the ukulele instead. It gave me an excuse to change the key, too, which I really needed to do (my voice isn’t quite as high as hers, I’m afraid).
It’s not brilliant work, but I’m glad I got to sing the song. It’s something sort of fragile and strong at the same time, and I love the sound of it.
Ukulele strikes again! Bwahahahaha!