Eilen Jewell

“There's nothing darker and more depraved in all of creation than love's shadow side,” says Idaho-born songwriter Eilen Jewell of her newest single. Out today, “Lethal Love” is, in Jewell’s words, “A dangerous carnival of hungry ghosts, a Pandora's box full of eternal craving, inhabited by trapped, debauched spirits playing deadly games for the hell of it. But this song is an ode, not a dirge. Why not celebrate that dark side?

“They say things have to get worse before they can get better,” Idaho-born songwriter Eilen Jewell reflects on the last few years of her life. “And for a while there, everything got worse.” Indeed, in the span of just a few months, Jewell watched as her marriage, her band, and what felt like her entire career fell apart in a series of spectacular, heartbreaking implosions.

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