Indie queen Jenny Lewis just wants a good night's sleep
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Jenny Lewis is a Los Angeles native, but she doesn’t write songs about the glitz and glamour of Hollywood: her vision of the city is sun-bleached and a little melancholic. “I feel most comfortable walking through a mini-mall in the San Fernando Valley,” Lewis, 38, says. “For some reason I find that inspiring.”
As the front woman of the ’00s indie-rock band Rilo Kiley, Lewis emerged as the patron saint of hip Angelenos, a former child actor (she starred in the 1989 cult classic Troop Beverly Hills) turned alt-music icon. Her intimate, finely detailed lyrics and light, lilting delivery earned her a devoted following and rapt critical acclaim.