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Jens Lekman Premieres Video for “Erica America,” Announces U.S. Tour with Taken By Trees

Jens Lekman premiered his new video for “Erica America” earlier this morning on SPIN. Marc Hogan writes, “His head freshly shaved, his attire unusually dark and drab, the Swedish singer and songwriter brings the exquisite heartbreak of ‘Erica America’ to life beside a dingy, turquoise-hued freight elevator in the song’s starkly arresting new video.” You can watch the Marcus Soderlund directed video above. The first single off of Jens’s I Know What Love Isn’t, you can purchase “Erica America” today from Amazon and iTunes.

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Jens Lekman Announces New Album, “I Know What Love Isn’t”

Jens Lekman announces his first full length in five years! Titled I Know What Love Isn’t, it’s the follow-up to the critically acclaimed Night Falls Over Kortedala. The album is out on September 4.

The opening track sets the stage for what’s to come: a simple melody picked out on an echoey upright piano, like a disused one you might find in a schoolroom or church. The tune, “Every Little Hair Knows Your Name” is bittersweet but gentle, with a sustain that fades into the acoustic guitar and twinkling flourish of chimes on “Erica America,” the album’s first single – listen below.

See Jens on tour! Dates listed HERE.

AUDIO

Faust by I Love You But I've Chosen Darkness
All White Everything by JJ
Wedding Day by Anand Wilder & Maxwell Kardon
Her Ghost by Woman's Hour
Aerosol Can (feat. Pharrell Williams) by Major Lazer
Pulsing (feat. Nina K) by Tomas Barfod
Red Eyes by The War On Drugs

VIDEOS

Runaway by Electric Youth

Dynasti by JJ

Sunspot by Suuns

COMING SOON

Songs: Ohia
Didn't It Rain (Deluxe Edition)
2XCD / 2XLP

SHOWS TODAY

Steven A. Clark
Brooklyn, NY - The FADER FORT Presented By Converse @ CMJ

The War On Drugs
Stockholm, SE - Munchen Brewery

Tig Notaro
Pittsburgh, PA - Kelly Strayhorn Theater (Early)

Tig Notaro
Pittsburgh, PA - Kelly Strayhorn Theater (Late)

Woman's Hour
Brussels, BE - Botanique/Witloofbar

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