Watch Jens Lekman Perform "I Know What Love Isn't"

In a recent Progress Report, Jens Lekman keyed us into what he was going for with his forthcoming I Know What Love Isn’t:

I think that for this record for example I eventually had a lot of ideas of how to strip the songs down and work in a different way and challenge myself. It’s funny, in the few interviews I’ve done so far people have pointed out things that are on the album — like the sax solo and the flutes — all they’re seeing are the things that are there, and all I’m seeing is the things that are not there. Because I was really trying to work with a smaller palette, less colors. And I was really trying to work less with samples in the beginning. There are samples there, but not as many as there were before. So I would start in a different way, with just a melody or a drum beat or something. Whereas in the past I would work more with a sample from the beginning.

The Guardian recently invited Lekman to perform the title track at their studio, and you can watch that — which is worth it for the intro story and song setup alone — below.

(via The Guardian)

I Know What Love Isn’t will be out in September on Secretly Canadian. Read our recent Progress Report with Jens.

Comments (1)
  1. “Do you like blondes or brunettes? The cocooned or the coquette? Don’t pull over just yet.”

    I’m so excited for this album.

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