Jenny Lewis Drops Doomed Love Song ‘Heads Gonna Roll’ in Time for V-Day: Listen


"After all is alleged and achieved, we'll all be skulls."

There are any variety of methods to have fun Valentine's Day. But Jenny Lewis appears completely blissful to depart all of the goodies, elaborate floral arrangements and corny playing cards to the remainder of you and give attention to what makes her coronary heart sing: tremendous unhappy songs about tragic amorous affairs. The singer launched the most recent observe from her upcoming On the Line (March 22) album on Thursday (Feb. 14), the plush lament "Heads Gonna Roll."

The country-ish waltz opens with a vivid description of a state of affairs with the form of man you defintely wish to hold within the buddy zone. "Since I haven't talked to you/ I dream about your child blues and/ Wonder why you stopped getting excessive/ Even although we had been simply associates/ I consider us as bookends/ And I'm gonna love you until I die," she sings in a dreamy voice over acoustic guitar and piano.

Lewis will get clear-eyed and actually actual about the place we'll all find yourself on the track's refrain, on which she croons, "Oh, heads gonna roll child/ Everybody's gotta pay that toll and possibly/ After all is alleged and achieved/ We'll all be skulls/ Heads are gonna roll," after a number of verses about her travels with a some tremendous attention-grabbing characters, together with a "narcoleptic poet from Duluth" who she disagreed with about all the pieces, "from Elliott Smith to Grenadine."

The track boasts an impressive list of visitor performers, together with former Beatle Ringo Starr on drums, producer Don Was on bass and Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers keyboardist Benmont Tench on the Hammond B3 organ. 

The observe additionally lists manufacturing by singer/songwriter Ryan Adams, who produced Lewis' 2014 album The Voyager. Lewis was the topic of an exposé within the New York Times on Wednesday (Feb. 13) during which seven ladies accused him of harassment, and sexual and emotional abuse. A spokesperson for Lewis didn't return requests for remark about Adams' participation within the track at press time.

Lewis, who launched the intoxicating "Red Bull & Hennessy" final month, is slated to hit the highway on March 26 in Bloomington, Indiana, for a North American tour, with 17 new dates introduced on Thursday; click here to see her full checklist of reveals.

Listen to "Heads Gonna Roll" beneath.