JENS LEKMAN

Jens Lekman, born and reared in Gothenburg, Sweden, is a songwriter, adventurer and retired bingo hall employee. Traveling our globe as a wide-open receptor of all it has to offer, Lekman repurposes for his own oeuvre the world's great, lost pop hooks of past and present. He breathes into them his droll senses of humor, romance and melody and gives them newfound buoyancy. Since his 2004 trifecta of EPs (Maples Leaves, Rocky Dennis in Heaven, You Are the Light) to his acclaimed 2007 full-length, Night Falls Over Kortedala, and 2012's touchingly personal I Know What Love Isn't, Lekman has made hopeless romantics of us all. In a musical language that has roots in the work of Arthur Russell, The Magnetic Fields, Calvin Johnson and Modern Lovers, Lekman's songs serve as a reminder to look closer at the world around us, to appreciate the beauty when it's both in and out of context; at its most heartbreaking, its most loving, and its most absurd.

LISTEN // Jens Lekman Shares ‘WWJD’ Mixtape Featuring Three Unreleased Songs

SC artist Jens Lekman is back with a special mixtape of his favorite tunes plus three never before heard tracks “WWJD”, “I Remember”, and “What’s That Perfume That You Wear?”. Jens offers the story behind the mix tape in his own words below.

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While travelling through midwest America some time ago I stopped at a gasstation and bought a WWJD bracelet for $1.99 and insisted that it stood for “What Would Jens Do?”. I would look at it when I felt indecisive, think about what Jens really would do and then do the opposite of that. I thought that would be a good way to find some new paths in life, and to get away from the paths I kept taking that didn’t lead me anywhere good.

“WWJD” is a song about regrets, learning from your mistakes, and bettering yourself. I wrote it last year, recorded it quickly and felt it didn’t fit in with most of the other songs I was writing. Together with “What’s That Perfume That You Wear?” and “I Remember” they weren’t adhering to the rules I had set up for my next album but they were also too good to forget. So I weaved them in exclusively on this mixtape where they are stations on a longer journey, where loops and smaller fragments, ideas for songs and favourite songs by others swoosh by outside the window. Feel free to open that window and feel the breeze in your hair.

Yours truly,
Jens Lekman

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Come See Us At The Independent Label Market In London On Saturday!

We are very excited to be in attendance at the Independent Label Market tomorrow with a long list of other fantastic indie labels! We’ll have vinyl, rare items, and more for you to mull over buying with your hard earned money but we would love just to see you and say hello!

Our table is located by the Commercial St entrace to the Market in between Soul Jazz Records and Vice Records. To see a list of some special items we are offering at the market plus a map of all the vendors, see below.

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Jens Lekman Remixes Shout Out Louds’ “14th of July,” Tours Select Dates in Europe

Swedish indie pop powers unite for a fantastic new bit of music which put Secretly Canadian artist Jens Lekman to the task of remixing the Shout Out Louds‘ song “14th of July”. The Line Of Best Fit brings us the exclusive remix just in time for the Shout Out Louds’ headlining concert at XOYO in London tomorrow night. Jens takes the already danceable original and adds the his trademark light and playful touch to elevate into a great, slightly funky Summer jam.

Additionally, Jens Lekman will be playing select European dates starting the end of June until the beginning of July with all the dates listed below!

TOUR DATES
PORTUGAL – June 28 – Lisbon – Lux Club
SWEDEN – July 23 – Orust – Slussens Pensionat
POLAND – Aug 3 – Katowice – Off Festival
SWEDEN – Aug 31 – Stockholm – Popaganda
UK – Sept 1 – Dorset – End of the Road

WATCH // Jens Lekman Performs Live on Swedish TV Show


The ever-charming Jens Lekman recently performed on the Swedish television show Pa Sparet (or On the Track). The set includes two covers: “The Rose” and “Little Blue Bird.” Watch both songs above!

AUDIO

The Opposite of Hallelujah by Jens Lekman

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