In May 2014, Lewis spoke to Rolling Stone about the album, saying: "Making The Voyager got me through one of the most difficult periods of my life. After Rilo Kiley broke up and a few really intense personal things happened, I completely melted down. It nearly destroyed me. I had such severe insomnia that, at one point, I didn’t sleep for five straight nights. Many of the songs on The Voyagercame out of the need to occupy my mind in the moments when I just couldn't shut down."
In a July 2014, interview with Rolling Stone, she spoke about Ryan Adams producing the album, saying: "In some ways, I felt like he was needling me. He was winding me up. I was somewhat agitated at times, and I think it put me in a really cool place to perform those songs. Ryan is the most unique producer I've ever worked with, in his approach and behavior… He made me listen to five or six Creed songs, really loudly on these beautiful tube speakers. My ears were bleeding. And it was Creed! He was like, "This is great music. I want you to hear it." And by the third song, I was like "Huh. Umm. Yeah, I can maybe see that."
|1||Head Underwater (written by Jenny Lewis)||4:08|
|2||She's Not Me (written by Jenny Lewis, Johnathan Rice)||4:09|
|3||Just One Of The Guys (written by Jenny Lewis)||3:51|
|4||Slippery Slopes (written by Jenny Lewis)||3:38|
|5||Late Bloomer (written by Jenny Lewis)||5:13|
|6||You Can't Outrun 'Em (written by Jenny Lewis)||3:30|
|7||The New You (written by Jenny Lewis, Johnathan Rice)||3:37|
|8||Aloha & The Three Johns (written by Jenny Lewis)||4:04|
|9||Love U Forever (written by Jenny Lewis)||4:28|
|10||The Voyager (written by Jenny Lewis)||3:30|
|Title||Times played||Debut||Last played|
|Head Underwater||Never played live|
|She's Not Me||11||2014-07-26||2016-08-05|
|Just One Of The Guys||1||2014-12-18||2014-12-18|
|Slippery Slopes||Never played live|
|Late Bloomer||Never played live|
|You Can't Outrun 'Em||Never played live|
|The New You||Never played live|
|Aloha & The Three Johns||Never played live|
|Love U Forever||Never played live|
|The Voyager||Never played live|
- A&R – Lenny Waronker
- Arranged By [String Arrangement] – Daphne Chen (tracks: 1 to 9), Nathaniel Walcott* (tracks: 10)
- Layout – JL*, Norman Wonderly, Stephen Walker (6)
- Management – SAM*
- Mastered By – Howie Weinberg
- Mixed By – Rich Costey
- Performer [Voyagers...] – Alex Greenwald, Beck Hansen, Benmont Tench, Blake Mills, Z Berg*, Farmer Dave Scher, Griffin Goldsmith, Gus Seyffert, Jason Boesel, Johanna Söderberg, Johnathan Rice, Klara Söderberg, Lenny Castro, Lili Haydn, Lou Barlow, Mickey Madden, Mike Elizondo, Mike Viola,Nathaniel Walcott*, Becky Stark*, Ryan Adams, The Section Quartet, The Watson Twins, Wylie Gelber
- Photography By – Autumn De Wilde*
- Producer – Beck Hansen (tracks: 3), Jenny Lewis (tracks: 1, 6), Johnathan Rice (tracks: 1, 6), Mike Viola (tracks: 2, 4, 5, 7 to 10), Ryan Adams (tracks: 2, 4, 5, 7 to 10)
- Recorded By – Charlie Stavish, David Labrel
- Recorded By [Additional Recording] – Brent Arrowood, Chris Szcech*, Cole Marsden, Grief Neill*,David "Elevator" Greenbaum*, Jason Lader, Jim Watts, Mario Borgatta, Pierre de Reader, Robert Rossman
- Recorded By [String Arrangement] – Mike Mogis (tracks: 10)
- Songwriter – Jenny Lewis, Johnathan Rice (tracks: 2, 7)
Recorded at Pax Am Studios.
"Just One of the Guys" produced at the Library.
Mixed at El Dorado Studios in Burbank, CA.
Mastered in Los Angeles, CA at Howie Weinberg Mastering.
"The Voyager" string arrangement recorded at ARC in Omaha, NE.
The Voyager - Jenny's Studio Teaser
Jenny Lewis - Just One Of The Guys [Official Lyric Video]
Jenny Lewis - Just One Of The Guys [Official Music Video]
Jenny Lewis - She's Not Me [Official Web Video]
Jenny Lewis - She's Not Me [Official Music Video]
Jenny Lewis performs "The Voyager" live at WFUV in Studio A. Recorded June 3rd, 2014.
Jenny Lewis performing "Slippery Slopes" Live on KCRW
Jenny Lewis - Head Underwater (Live @ Lollapalooza 2014)
Jenny Lewis - Love U Forever (Live @ Lollapalooza 2014)