Jenny Lewis on Ryan Adams Producing Her 'On the Line' LP: "Ultimately It's My Record"
"They're my songs and this is a piece of the puzzle of my entire career"
Published Mar 20, 2019Jenny Lewis releases her latest album On the Line later this week, and in a new interview, she's addressed her working relationship with Ryan Adams, who co-produced the record.
Shortly after On the Line was announced, a number of women (including Phoebe Bridgers and Mandy Moore) came forward with allegations of emotional abuse against Adams, and Lewis released a statement that read: "I stand in solidarity with the women who have come forward."
"It's a tough situation and I felt a lot of things," Lewis told NME in an interview published today. "It has certainly been on my mind, but ultimately it's my record. They're my songs and this is a piece of the puzzle of my entire career."
"It sucks, man. It's really upsetting, but I do think that a conversation is occurring about power dynamics in music," she continued. "I think it's positive that we're having a dialogue, so let's have the dialogue openly and figure out a solution. Let's identify what isn't cool."
Adams was accused by multiple women who claimed that he offered them professional opportunities and collaborations, but went back on his word when they denied his sexual advances.
Lewis' latest record features a number of other collaborators, including Ringo Starr, Beck, Don Was, Benmont Tench and Jim Keltner.
On the Line is due out March 22 via Warner Bros. Records. See Lewis' upcoming tour dates here.