Lewis’s final album for Warners has been described by her as her most personal. And it’s easy to see why, as these songs allude to the breakup of Rilo Kiley, insomina, and the death of her father. It’s also a woman wiser, and older taking stock of everything.
Musically, this is adult rock, and wonderful at that. It’s very tough minded, but also thrilling throughout, none more so than on Slippery Slopes, the album’s best track, about trying to keep a relationship together while realizing that everything about it is a slippery slope to nowhere.
If you like adult rock that isn’t sedate, this is an album to get, as well as Lewis’s latest project. It’s the first for her own label Loves Way, the supergroup Nice As F**k. NAF rocks, differently than the Voyager, but just as tough, and just as big hearted.