She's Not Me

Album: The Voyager (2014)
  • This song, which finds Lewis touching upon jealousy and infidelity, was inspired by Keith Richards' 2010 memoir, Life. She told Billboard magazine: "I was reading Keith's book, and I thought I'd tinker with his open-tuning style."
  • This was produced by Ryan Adams after Lewis direct-messaged the alternative rocker on Twitter asking help with this song. Adams ended up producing the majority of The Voyager album.
  • Asked by what Adams was like as a producer, Lewis replied: "He's a lot more like Phil Spector than not. He's eccentric in the studio, you have to bend to his rule, there's no room for you to be late or slack off, Ryan has so much energy and so much drive."

    "His methods are difficult to understand at first, but by the end you're like 'This guy is an amazing producer,'" she added. "He would wind me up, but always to make sure he got a good performance out of me."
  • Jenny Lewis recruited her famous friends Zosia Mamet, Fred Armisen, Vanessa Bayer, Leo Fitzpatrick and Feist for the song's music video. Lewis and her pals recreate some of the former Rilo Kiley singer's parts back in the days when she was a child actress, including Golden Girls and Troop Beverly Hills. "The video is about former identities and incarnations of one's self," Lewis told Buzzfeed. "It's a super meta retrospective on my career."


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