It feels like it’s been a while since we’ve heard from Jens Lekman. Last year his An Argument With Myself EP seemed to float by unnoticed by many, and it’s been a whooping five years since the release of his incredible album, Night Falls Over Kortedala. The good news is that the Swedish troubadour has returned, and he’s bringing a whole new album with him. Entitled I Know What Love Isn’t, the LP is due out on September 4th.
The first song from the album comes in the form of Erica America; a beautiful and finely orchestrated track filled with the warmth and charm that we’ve come to expect from the singer. Rich in Spanish guitar flourishes and backed by soaring vocals by the Melbourne singer Sophie Brous, the song is hopefully a promising taster of what to expect from the new album.