Jens Lekman was the headliner at the Read and Shout Festival. It was an event created by librarian Matt Stead to raise awareness of the massive library closings across the UK. Lekman
debuted played two new songs and according to blog The Line Of Best Fit, he revealed the stories behind each one. The first, “Waiting For Kristen,” was written for the Spiderman star, who once mentioned Lekman in a magazine interview. Lekman wrote the second new song “Every Little Hair Knows Your Name” after a breakup that left him unable to write songs for a while. The time wasn’t a total waste though — he told the audience he worked out while working through his breakup, and can now do 100 push-ups. Welcome to the club, Jens!
“Waiting For Kristen”
“Every Little Hair Knows Your Name”
(via The Line Of Best Fit)