Watch Jens Lekman Debut 3 New Songs In Brooklyn

Swedish singer-songwriter Jens Lekman announced that he was “99% done” with his forthcoming yet-to-be-titled album and would be testing out the new material on a short tour a few months ago. He took time away from the tour to stop by the City Reliquary in Brooklyn to debut three new songs among some of the oldest relics of NYC history for NPR. Between interview segments in which he says he’s starting to get a better sense of what the album will be and how it will be received, he plays three beautiful songs of the album on acoustic guitar. He plays “To Know Your Mission” (-20:29), “Hotwire The Ferris Wheel” (-9:35), and “Wedding In Finistère” (-5:12). He notes that the songs will sound very different by the time we hear them on the LP, but check them out below.

2017 tour dates:

02/23 Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall (Downstairs)
02/24 Austin, TX @ The Mohawk
02/25 Dallas, TX @ Club Dada
02/27 Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom
02/28 San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
03/03 Portland, OR @ Revolution Hall
03/05 Seattle, WA @ Neumos
03/08 Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line Music Cafe
03/09 Chicago, IL @ Metro
03/10 Columbus, OH @ Wexner Center for the Arts
03/11 Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick
03/13 @ Toronto, ON @ The Great Hall
03/15 Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
03/16 Washington, DC @ U Street Music Hall
03/17 Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
03/18 New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
03/19 Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
03/28 Dublin, IE @ Whelans
03/29 London, UK @ Oval Space
03/30 Leeds, UK @ The Brudenell Social Club
03/31 Manchester, UK @ Band on the Wall
04/01 Glasgow, UK @ St. Lukes Church
04/03 Stockholm, SE @ Vasateatern
04/04 Uppsala, SE @ Uppsala Konsert & Kongress
04/05 Malmo, SE @ KB
04/06 Copenhagen, DK @ Studie 2
04/07 Orebro, SE @ Orebro Concert Hall
04/08 Gothenburg, SE @ Pustervik
04/09 Oslo, NO @ John Dee

Jens Lekman’s album is out early next year, presumably before his next tour.

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