Jens Lekman has released a freebie called “Olivia & Maddy.” The track is inspired by all the help he and his pianist, Jonas, received after Jonas got stuck in New York during Superstorm Sandy — which fell two days before the kick-off of Lekman’s west coast tour. From his website:
I asked if anyone would be able to drive [Jonas] to Boston where I knew we could get him on a plane. In return I offered a little money and a song. I was shocked when I checked my email a few minutes later and it was packed with people wanting to help. Shortly I had two girls on the case, Olivia and Maddy. I promised them a song for their job and so here it is… It’s of course a song for all of you who offered to help. And as I sing in the song, I didn’t know I had such an army to mobilize.
Check out the track below.