REVIEW // Jens Lekman – Life Will See You Now

Jens Lekman

The fourth full-length record by Swedish musician Jens Lekman is a pleasantly catchy collection of indie pop, drawing from a diverse range of influences and styles.

With the current era of pop music taking on a predominantly electronic texture, it’s always a nice surprise when artists take a decidedly more old school approach to songcraft.

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  1. Hi there – I read this review with interest/trepidation as I had a strong emotional connection with one of Jens’ earlier songs, “Maple Leaves”. It probably helped that it was on a mix tape, as that always gives a different context to songs, and puts them outside an album. I wonder if he’s veering into blandness -I hope not! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VN3Mus6dig0 I know he spent some time living in Melbourne, and find him most engaging when he’s upfront about feeling like an alien and not 100% getting people speaking in English: “she talked about Mark E Smith, I never understood at all”. It’s kind of funny, kind of hopeless, and without the cheerful sound it would sound different, probably oddly earnest.

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