“My mantra is ‘Yes'” – Jenny Lewis talks the chances of a Rilo Kiley reunion

Could it happen?

Jenny Lewis has said that she’s open to the idea of a Rilo Kiley reunion in the near future.

Watch our full video interview with Lewis above. 

The acclaimed alt-rock band released five studio albums over their 13 year career, with the last, ‘Under The Blacklight’, in 2007. Following a hiatus, the band announced their split back in 2011. Band members have since embarked on a number of solo and further musical ventures, with guitarist Blake Sennett joining Lewis on stage at Coachella 2014 for a performance of Rilo Kiley’s ‘Portion For Foxes’.


Now with the 20th anniversary of the band’s debut EP ‘The Initial Friend’ approaching later this year, it looks like a full band reunion is possible in the not-too-distant future.

Asked by NME if she’d be interested in reforming the band, Lewis replied: “Sure! I did a Postal Service reunion tour a couple of years ago, so I’m open to anything these days. My mantra is ‘Yes’.”

Speaking of their split back in 2011, Sennet said: “I just felt like there was a lot of deception, disloyalty, greed, and things I don’t really want to submit myself to.

“I had related that frustration to music but I just thought, ‘I’m not going to put myself in that position again,’ so I said, ‘Fuck that, I can’t do this anymore.’”

Lewis also spoke to NME about the fallout of the allegations made collaborator against Ryan Adams, and how it has “opened a dialogue about power dynamics in music”.


Jenny Lewis performs at KOKO in London

Jenny Lewis releases new album ‘On The Line’ on Friday March 22.

In a five-star review, NME concluded: “‘On the Line’ toes many tightropes. Hedonism is liable to osmose its way into escapism at any cost. Comic relief is a close bedfellow of total desperation; the darkest, bleakest moments in life can often arrive coupled with a strange kind of laughter. On her fourth solo record, Jenny Lewis skewers all of these tensions with astonishing ease. It’s up there with her greatest work to date.”

Watch our full interview with Lewis at the top of the page. 

Lewis’ upcoming UK tour dates are below. Tickets are available here.

24 July Brighton, UK – Komedia
25 July London, UK – Electric Ballroom
27 July Edinburgh, UK – Queens Hall
28 July Manchester, UK – RNCM Concert Hall