Like the long-awaited reemergence of sunny spring days, Jenny Lewis and Serengeti have returned with “Idiot,” the third song from their fruitful quarantine collaboration, out today via Loves Way.
With a beguiling double dose of frenetic beats dropped beneath a subtle groove, “Idiot” delivers a slinky and instantly infectious bop. Produced by Jenny and Andrew Broder, “Idiot” follows on the heels of previous tracks “Unblu” and the more recent “Vroom Vroom.”
Speaking about their long-distance creative process, Jenny says:
“These songs with Dave (Serengeti) start with a late night feeling and access to — because of where we’re at right now in the world — whatever you have in your house that makes a sound. Or, I don’t have Pro Tools, so I use my phone, and I’ve got a little drum machine and a drum kit. Sometimes when I’m doing my vocals, Forensic Files is on in the background. That makes it onto the track because that’s just what’s happening.”
Serengeti adds “Jenny sent the beat and it’s always a great joy, it’s fun to do. I wrote a small rap about a man who gets knocked out by his mom’s boyfriend and then reconnects with his high school girlfriend.”