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“…he’s made the journey from spindly, insular indiepop to glorious, primary-coloured music, explicitly referencing 80s chart hits, soul, funk and disco. The contrast with Lekman.s mordant lyrics “How I prayed that I could stop the pain / When the pain needed more than ibuprofen,” he sings on “Evening Prayer,” a joyous disco stomper about a tumour makes it, at times, desperately moving.” – The Guardian

“…he revels in strong songwriting and brilliant hooks played on steel drums, funky horns and hip-hop bells.” – Rolling Stone

Jens Lekman‘s Life Will See You Now is available today. Across three studio albums, the Swedish singer/songwriter and musician has proven not only his flair for telling very personal stories with a sharp self-awareness, but also his skill for balancing depth of emotional expression with droll and often self-deprecating detail. Its a winning pop combination, an unusual combination of sonic and narrative influences, equal parts tragic and addictive pop.

In Lekman’s own words on the record – “I’m still in the process of trying to figure out what it is I’ve done. If you could help me with that I’d be very grateful. These songs are yours now, take good care of them.”

Purchase Life Will See You Now here.

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Jens Lekman 2017 Tour Dates
Thu. Feb 23 Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall (Downstairs)
Fri. Feb 24 Austin, TX @ The Mohawk
Sat. Feb 25 Dallas, TX @ Club Dada
Mon. Feb 27 Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom
Tue. Feb 28 San Francisco, CA @ The Independent [SOLD OUT]
Wed. Mar. 1 San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
Fri. Mar. 3 Portland, OR @ Revolution Hall
Sun. Mar. 5 Seattle, WA @ Neumos
Tue. Mar. 7 Fargo, ND @ Aquarium
Wed. Mar. 8 Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line Music Cafe
Thu. Mar. 9 Chicago, IL @ Metro
Fri. Mar. 10 Columbus, OH @ Wexner Center for the Arts
Sat. Mar. 11 Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick
Mon. Mar. 13 Toronto, ON @ The Great Hall [SOLD OUT]
Wed. Mar. 15 Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
Thu. Mar. 16 Washington, DC @ U Street Music Hall
Fri. Mar. 17 Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
Sat. Mar. 18 New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom [SOLD OUT]
Sun. Mar. 19 Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Mon. Mar. 20 Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade [solo show]
Tue. Mar. 28 Dublin, IE @ Whelans
Wed. Mar. 29 London, UK @ Oval Space [SOLD OUT]
Thu. Mar. 30 Leeds, UK @ The Brudenell Social Club
Fri. Mar. 31 Manchester, UK @ Band on the Wall
Sat. Apr. 1 Glasgow, UK @ St. Lukes Church
Mon. Apr. 3 Stockholm, SE @ Vasateatern [SOLD OUT]
Tue. Apr. 4 Uppsala, SE @ Uppsala Konsert & Kongress
Wed. Apr. 5 Malmo, SE @ KB
Thu. Apr. 6 Copenhagen, DK @ Studie 2
Fri. Apr. 7 Orebro, SE @ Orebro Concert Hall
Sat. Apr. 8 Gothenburg, SE @ Pustervik [SOLD OUT]
Sun. Apr. 9 Oslo, NO @ John Dee
Mon. Apr. 10 Gothenburg, SE @ Pustervik
Sun. Apr. 16 Århus, DK @ Voxhall
Mon. Apr. 17 Hamburg, DE @ Nochtspeicher
Tue. Apr. 18 Berlin, DE @ Silent Green
Wed. Apr. 19 Köln, DE @ Artheater
Thu. Apr. 20 Utrecht, NL @ TivoliVredenburg
Fri. Apr. 21 Paris, FR @ Cafe de la Danse
Sun. Apr. 23 Zurich, CH @ Zukunft
Tue. Apr. 25 Bologna, IT @ Locomotiv
Wed. Apr. 26 Rome, IT @ Chiesa Evangelica Valdese
Fri. Apr. 28 München, DE @ Orangehouse

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