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Jens Lekman Shares New Song, “Evening Prayer,” and Announces “Jens Will Loop You Now” Contes

Life Will See You Now Due out February 17 via Secretly Canadian

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Swedish singer/songwriter Jens Lekman is releasing a new album, Life Will See You Now, on February 17 via Secretly Canadian. Previously he shared the album’s first single, the dance-pop gem “What’s That Perfume That You Wear?,” as well as a video for the song. Now he has shared another song from the record, “Evening Prayer.” He has also announced a contest, “Jens Will Loop You Now,” in which he’s asking fans to submit a loop to potentially be used in his live show in return for free tickets. Listen to the song below, followed by Lekman’s upcoming tour dates and more info on the contest.

Lekman had this to say about the contest in a press release:


While rehearsing with the band I realized there was one song that needed something for it’s intro, some kind of loop or something. I told Emelie who handles the samples ‘we’ll just put like a beat, a sample or something there.’ But as I was looking for something in my loop folder today it struck me - maybe some of you would be interested in supplying a piece for this? I won’t tell you what song it is, let’s make that a surprise, but the part should be between 2-20 seconds long, it should be in 117 BPM, 4/4 time and in the key of F Major.

You don’t have to be a pro to be part of this. You can for example bang on some pots in your kitchen and just record it on your phone. Just make sure it’s in the right tempo in that case (download a metronome app and listen through your headphones) or whistle a simple melody you’ve made up, just make sure it’s in the right key. Feel free to use any instruments, including your voice.

If you can, export it as a 24bit WAVE file. But mp3’s and AIFF are ok too. Send links (please do not send attachments!) along with which show you’re interested in to: [email protected]

I will pick one loop / beat / melody for each city and the lucky winner will get a ticket to that show and hear your composition be mixed into our set!”

Life Will See You Now is the follow-up to 2012’s I Know What Love Isn’t, although he’s kept busy since then, including releasing a new song a week in 2015 as part of his Postcards project and his Ghostwriting project the same year where he wrote personalized songs for people. Ewan Pearson (M83, The Chemical Brothers, Goldfrapp) helped produce Life Will See You Now.

Pick up or download Under the Radar’s current issue to read our new interview with Lekman on Life Will See You Now.

Jens Lekman 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. Luke’s 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

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