Next week, the former Girls frontman Christopher Owens releases his debut solo album Lysandre, a narrative concept LP about falling in love with a girl on the first Girls tour. A couple of days ago, I wrote a long thing puzzling out my feelings on the album. And now you can (legally) do the same thing. Yesterday, the New York Times ran a profile of Owens. Two big takeaways: (1) Owens’s girlfriend Hannah Hunt is singing backup for him on his current tour, and I have to wonder if it’s weird for her to help him sing about a different girls. (2) It sounds like Owens might have a pretty serious Oxycontin problem, even though he says he’s “right now not taking it.” In any case, the article also comes with a stream of the whole album. To hear it, click here.
Lysandre is out 1/15 on Fat Possum.