Jens Lekman spent all of last year writing, recording, and releasing one new song per week, so it’s not like we’ve been left wanting for material from the Swedish singer-songwriter, but it has been four years since his last full-length, 2012’s I Know What Love Isn’t, so it seems just about time for him to put out something new. Which is exactly what he’s doing! Or planning on doing, anyways. In a new Facebook post, Lekman said that he’s “99% done” with his new album, and that he’ s going on a short solo tour in November to try out the songs live before the record comes out. (Which means we still have a while to go…) Read his post and check out the upcoming dates below.
I’m sorry I haven’t been very good at keeping in touch the last months. It’s because I’ve been working endless nights trying to finish my new album. It’s 99% done now! But more about that later. I just wanted to tell you that this fall I’m going to head out and do five shows to try some of the new songs before the album comes out. These will be solo shows, just me, a guitar, maybe a sampler, maybe a glass of red wine resting nonchalantly on my guitar amp. Some stories. Some songs. Maybe a beat so you can dance a little. Will I see you there?
11/01 Los Angeles, CA @ Masonic Lodge
11/02 Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
11/06 Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall Of Williamsburg
11/21 London, UK @ Oslo
11/23 Stockholm, SE @ Södra Teatern
Tickets are available here.