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Studio Session: Jens Lekman

Swedish singer-songwriter Jens Lekman delighted us with his soft-spoken charm while in the midst of touring for the new album I Know What Love Isn’t, his first in five years. The record builds upon the charming wit and rich arrangements we loved on previous efforts Night Falls Over Kortedala and When I Said I Wanted to Be Your Dog. Conversely, it also pares back production and finds songwriting inspiration (whether Lekman liked it or not) in the breakup of a relationship.

Lekman joined us to deliver solo takes on songs from the new record, as well as his new translation of a song by fellow Swede Kjell Höglund. Lekman also talks about his unintentional breakup album, songwriting as therapy and why he’s never been able to listen to Morrissey. 

Watch and listen to the full opbmusic session

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