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Jens Lekman Announces Rerelease of Two Albums, Shares Video for “Maple Leaves”

The Cherry Trees Are Still in Blossom Out Now, The Linden Trees Are Still in Blossom Due Out May 4

Apr 27, 2022 Photography by Ellika Henrikson
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Swedish singer/songwriter Jens Lekman has announced the rerelease of two albums: 2005’s Oh You’re So Silent Jens, which has been released under the title The Cherry Trees Are Still in Blossom, and 2007’s Night Falls Over Kortedala, which will be rereleased as The Linden Trees Are Still in Blossom. The Cherry Trees… is out now digitally, and The Linden Trees… will receive a digital release on May 4. Both will be released physically on June 3. Lekman has also shared a video for his 2004 single “Maple Leaves.” View the Jesper Norda and Kristian Berglund-directed video below.

“In many ways the remaking of these records is so much in line with what I was doing at the time,” states Lekman in a press release. “These records are a way of keeping music alive. It’s not preserving music; it’s allowing it to change. Preserved music is dead. I think that’s something that makes me sad about music these days, that it feels sometimes like it’s a big museum. Like butterflies dipped into chloroform pinned to the wall. This is music that is allowed to change. That is in the music’s nature.”

Lekman’s previous album, Life Will See You Now, came out in 2017 via Secretly Canadian. It was one of our Top 100 Albums of 2017. Read our 2017 interview with Lekman on Life Will See You Now.

The Cherry Trees Are Still in Blossom Tracklist:

1. November 27, 2002
2. At The Dept. Of Forgotten Songs
3. Maple Leaves
4. Sky Phenomenon
5. Pocketful Of Money
6. Black Cab
7. Someone To Share My Life With
8. December 19, 2002
9. Rocky Dennis’ Farewell Song To The Blind Girl
10. Rocky Dennis In Heaven
11. Jens Lekman’s Farewell Song To Rocky Dennis
12. Julie (RMX)
13. April 23, 2003
14. I Saw Her In The Anti - War Demonstration
15. A Sweet Summer’s Night On Hammer Hill
16. A Man Walks Into A Bar
17. Another Sweet Summer’s Night On Hammer Hill
18. F - Word
19. The Wrong Hands
20. Eureka
21. The Cherry Trees Are Still In Blossom
22. Black Cab (Acoustic)

The Linden Trees Are Still in Blossom Tracklist:

1. And I Remember Every Kiss
2. Sipping On The Sweet Nectar
3. The Opposite Of Hallelujah
4. A Postcard To Nina
5. Into Eternity
6. I’m Leaving You Because I Don’t Love You
7. If I Could Cry (it Would Feel Like This)
8. Your Arms Around Me
9. Shirin
10. It Was A Strange Time In My Life
11. Kanske Är Jag Kär I Dig
12. Friday Night At The Drive - In Bingo
13. Your Beat Kicks Back Like Death
14. Our Last Swim In The Ocean
15. A Little Lost
16. Radio NRJ
17. The Linden Trees Are Still In Blossom
18. When I’m Swimming

Jens Lekman Tour Dates:

4/30/22 - Los Angeles, CA - Aratani Theatre
5/2/22 - San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall
5/5/22 - Portland, OR - Aladdin Theater
5/6/22 - Tacoma, WA - ALMA
5/7/22 - Seattle, WA - Neumos
5/9/22 - Salt Lake City, UT - Urban
5/11/22 - Denver, CO - Bluebird
5/13/22 - Milwaukee, WI - Back Room @ Colectivo
5/14/22 - Minneapolis, MN - Cedar
5/16/22 - Chicago, IL - Thalia Hall
5/18/22 - Pittsburgh, PA - The Warhol
5/20/22 - Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer
5/22/22 - Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg
5/23/22 - Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg
5/25/22 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club

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