Jenny Lewis certainly knows a little something about the art of performance.
A former child actress born to show business parents, she's been in the spotlight since she was a toddler, first as a child actor and later at the helm of indie-pop sensations Rilo Kiley with then-boyfriend Blake Sennett. Even while her band was in full throttle, Lewis started a solo career, releasing her debut disc, Rabbit Fur, in 2006, and following up with 2008 sophomore effort, Acid Tongue.
Rilo Kiley disbanded in 2011, and now, for the first time since, Lewis is prepping the release of a new album, but with no day job to fall back on. Aptly titled The Voyager, it was produced partially by her, with help from Beck and Ryan Adams.
Crossfade recently caught up with Lewis at home in Los Angeles just prior to the start of her current tour.