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Track of the Week: “Just One of The Guys” by Jenny Lewis

Jenny Lewis' album "The Voyager" was released on July 29, 2014
Jenny Lewis’ album “The Voyager” was released on July 29, 2014

Jenny Lewis layers meticulously structured lyrics that evoke self-assessment and gender roles over a slow-tempo pop melody on this week’s Track of the Week, “Just One of The Guys.”

Produced by Beck off her album The Voyager, Lewis remains true to herself with yet another witty number that details blunt confession after another.

The refrain, “No matter how hard I try to be just one of the guys, there’s a little something inside that won’t let me” speaks to the raw self awareness she has that separates male and female roles.

In a society immersed in gender equality, Lewis uses complicated skepticism paired with her usual whimsy to delve deep into this personalized account of being a woman in the 21st century.

Watch the official music video featuring actresses Anne Hathaway, Kristen Stewart, and Brie Larson dressed in drag below.