Lydia Loveless And Jason Hawk Harris Share “Portions For Foxes”

singer-songwriters Lydia Loveless and Jason Hawk Harris have teamed up to release their reimagining of Rilo Kiley’s “Portions For Foxes” via Bloodshot Records. Arriving with an animated music video, the spirited rendition finds Loveless and Harris exchanging verses and harmonizing on the song’s propulsive chorus. “Portions For Foxes” was originally released on Rilo Kiley’s album More Adventurous and features vocals by the group’s Jenny Lewis and Blake Sennett.

“Jason and I just wanted to do something nostalgic and a bit different,” says Loveless about their new collaboration. “Jason picked it, really. We tossed around Blink-182 and Cursive covers. The recording process was a blast and we really hit it off – and blew a fuse in the soundboard. Sam Brown from New Bomb Turks came in and did drums and killed it. I’m super proud of it.”

Harris shares, “Let me just add that I really just wanted to yell ‘c’mere’ into an expensive condenser mic.”

In the wake of the pandemic, Loveless made the most of her time performing online shows, writing and recording a record and starting her own record label, Honey, You’re Gonna Be Late Records. The first release on it was her fifth full-length Daughter, a self-aware journey into independence that found Loveless at her fiery best, exhibiting an even keener insight than ever. The Ohio-bred singer-songwriter has built a loyal fanbase since her breakout nearly a decade ago with her unmistakable voice, an incisive way with melody, and an unrelenting willingness to cast the first stone inward. Writing straight from the heartland, Loveless’ brand of rock ranges from classic to alt-country to punk – a genre hard to nail down. She is currently prepping the release of her next project, which is due out later this year.

“Portions For Foxes” marks Harris’ first release since his 2019 Bloodshot Records debut, Love & the Dark. Inspired in part by his tumultuous personal life, the record showcased an artist whose music fell between the epic sweep of Sturgill Simpson with a Texas kick and the stark, grounded storytelling of Jason Isbell. An Americana singer-songwriter with an ear for evocative lyrical details and a slight penchant for prog rock, Harris released his debut EP Formaldehyde, Tobacco and Tulips in 2017. Throughout this testing time that found the Houston native dealing with his own battles and grappling with family issues, he stayed the course for his blossoming career and made connections, including a friendship with Sarah Shook that helped point him toward Bloodshot Records, which led to his signing in 2018. Harris’ sophomore follow-up to Love & the Dark is expected later this year.