May 24th, 2015


Postcard # 21

Written and recorded in a small cabin somewhere outside Röstånga

May 17th, 2015


Postcard # 20

I had to do this hushed and acapella in the bathroom of the house I'm staying in because it's late and everyone's sleeping. It's been an amazing tour so far, Gävle tonight was fantastic. Thank you so much everyone who came out. Looking forward to the south of Sweden now! xx

May 10th, 2015


Postcard # 19

I'm in Svanö tonight, on tour, I recorded this on my phone in the backroom of the Folkets Hus where I played. The tour so far has been absolutely amazing.

The song was inspired by a young couple I saw making out on a tram some time ago. And also inspired by a short story by Peter Stamm.

May 6th, 2015


My first show in Croatia!

Zagreb, July 2nd.


May 3rd, 2015


Postcard # 18

April 26th, 2015


On August 8th I will be playing Visions Festival in London, UK. This will be a solo show in a big cathedral. Lots of other good bands will play, get your ticketsssss!

April 25th, 2015


Postcard # 17

Sample from Charles Mingus - Myself When I'm Real

April 18th, 2015


Postcard # 16

"Gothenburg has been romanticized
so much that it's hard to still love it.
But give me just one of these nights
and I'll promise to speak none of it"

April 10th, 2015


Postcard # 15

Sample from "A One, Two" by Biz Markie

PS. I'm DJ'ing in Linköping with Henning Fürst tonight at Klubb Din Mamma. Hope to see you there!

April 5th, 2015


Postcard # 14

March 30th, 2015


photo by Malin Johansson

Tickets released april 6th, 9am, click here!

8/5 - Fengersfors - Not Quite Cafe & Bistro
9/5 - Smedjebacken - In Frida & Martins home
10/5 - Svanö - Folkets Hus
12/5 - Luleå - Bistro Norrland
13/5 - Jakobstad (FI) - After Eight
15/5 - Ersmark - In Davids parents home
16/5 - Sundsvall - In Rickard and Candra's home
17/5 - Gävle - In Jennies home
19/5 - Mariehamn (FI) - Pub Bastun
20/5 - Nyköping - Generator
21/5 - Hultsfred - Klubben
22/5 - Revsudden - Dansbanan Sanna
23/5 - Röstånga - Stationen
24/5 - Tollered - Smedjan

March 28th, 2015


Postcard # 13

March 22nd, 2015


Postcard # 12

Just spent some time snorkeling in the South China Sea

March 20th, 2015


On 4th of July which in Europe is just 4th of july, I will be playing at Just Like Heaven Festival in Padova, Italy. This will be a solo show. I think I will play in an amphitheatre, the images I have seen look beautiful. You should go. You really should. It will be just like heaven - a mysterious darkness filled with stars, the stars that are you and me.

Tickets here.

March 15th, 2015


Postcard # 11

March 8th, 2015


My friends Most Valuable Players went digging through their early cassette recordings and found an instrumental guitar piece they had recorded many many years ago. They asked me if maybe I could write some words and melodies on top. At the moment I had just read about Voyager One's famous photo 'Pale Blue Dot'. That became the inspiration for this tiny lovesong.

March 7th, 2015


Postcard # 10

Samples from the youtube clip "Smooth Jazz John Klemmer Solo Sax & Kalimba "Human" PBS"

March 1st, 2015


Postcard # 9

Sample from Intense - You Are The One

February 21st, 2015


Postcard # 8

Built on and contains samples from Maurice Ravel - String Quartet in F Major

February 14th, 2015


Postcard # 7

Sample from "Suzanne Ciani on David Letterman"

February 7th, 2015


Postcard # 6

Samples from Franck Pourcel - La Maladie D'Amour
and Hans Zimmer - Cornfield Chase

February 1st, 2015


Postcard # 5

Banjo by Elin Piel, check out her bands:
Preacher and The Bear 

(English summary at the end)

När jag började spela musik hade jag en dröm som såg ut ungefär så här: jag åker på en landsväg, kanske på en moped, solen håller på att gå ner och på ryggen har jag min gitarr. Jag stannar till på en liten ort där kvällens spelning är i någons vardagsrum eller på den lokala bibblan. Så spelar jag några låtar, pratar med publiken, säljer lite skivor och drar vidare. 
Sen fick jag förklarat för mig hur en turné egentligen funkar. Och inget fel med de vanliga turnéerna, det är ju jättekul att spela på festivaler och klubbar i storstäderna och så. Men det känns så tråkigt varje gång man åker längs E4:an och ser namnen på städer och orter som inte är Stockholm eller Göteborg och tänker på de mail man får därifrån. “Varför kan du inte komma och spela i min lilla stad också?”. 

Så jag tänkte att det är dags styra upp en turné utanför storstäderna. Och jag tror att det enklaste sättet är att vi gör oss av med mellanhänderna. Vi behöver inget spelställe - ditt vardagsrum kan vara min scen. Vi behöver ingen arrangör - du kan vara arrangör. 

Låter det intressant? Så här går det till:

Tid: 8-24 maj
Plats: På din hemort
Lokal: I ditt vardagsrum, i din trädgård, på den lokala bibblan, eller en helt annan lokal. Egna spännande idéer är välkomna! Men tänk på att grannarna också ska tycka att det är en bra idé. 
Du som värd står för: Lokal och om ni har möjlighet även boende och mat. 
Jag står för: Musik, backline och PA. 

Om du vill arrangera en av konserterna på turnén, maila senast den 8 februari till och berätta om din idé. 


IN ENGLISH: I’m doing a livingroom tour, this time only in Sweden but hopefully I can do something similar in other parts of the world another time!

January 24th, 2015


Postcard # 4

January 15th, 2015


Postcard # 3

Yesterday I played a wedding in beautiful Jukkasjärvi, in the very north of Sweden. The couple getting married were two australians, Erin and Alisdair. I’d never met them before but Alisdair wrote and asked if I wanted to sing for them and he seemed sweet so I said yes. And since I was going to sing for them and had to write a song this week I figured why not make the song for them. 

January 9th, 2015


Postcard # 2

Sample from Abdullah Ibrahim - Mamma

January 2nd, 2015


Happy new year!

Here’s my new years resolution for 2015: While working on my next album, I will sit down once a week, write down my thoughts, turn them into a song and share it with you directly. Think of these little songs as postcards. Little greetings from me to you.

You see, I spend a lot of time on my songs, on their details. I sweep the streets that my characters walk on and polish every doorknob until I feel confident to let other people in. But it does lead to a very isolated creative phase.

And I’ve been longing to share my thoughts and life with you a bit more. I’ve been longing to write about things that make sense one particular day but that might make no sense once the album comes out.

Then at the end of this year we can sit down you and me and listen through these 52 songs, and remember where we were and when we were there, who we kissed and who we missed. I’m looking forward to that.

Yours truly
Jens Lekman

Art by Otto Rosenlund
Painting by Jan van Kessel de Oude

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