STREAM: Jens Lekman’s newest, “Erica America” off new album, I Know What Love Isn’t

Posted by Aaron Geer

According to Secretly Canadian, Sweden’s most visceral pop star, Jens Lekman, will release his first album since his delightful Night Falls Over Kortedala five years ago. Fittingly titled, I Know What Love Isn’t will be available in the States on September 4 via Secretly Canadian (Sept 3 UK/EU, Sept 3 on Service in Scandinavia). 

The first glimpse we’re given off I Know What Love Isn’t is “Erica America,” a pun-intended, joyous pop ensemble’d four minute tease to the rest of the album. As seen in the track list below, Lekman opens up I Know What Love Isn’t with “Every Little Hair Knows Your Name,” a track he debuted as a solo acoustic performance at Read and Shout in London sometime last year (watch performance here). According to Secretly Canadian, “Every Little Hair Knows Your Name” sets the stage for what’s to come: a simple melody picked out on an echoey upright piano, like a disused one you might find in a schoolroom or church,” so obviously Lekman intends to use an array of instruments instead of the slow yet illuminating guise of the performance in London.But for now, enjoy the first taste of what’s to be handed to us in the late summer/early fall, and stream “Erica America” below.

STREAM: Jens Lekman — “Erica America”

Track Listing:
Every Little Hair Knows Your Name
Erica America
Become Someone Else’s
Some Dandruff On Your Shoulder
She Just Don’t Want To Be With You Anymore
I Want A Pair Of Cowboy Boots
The World Moves On
The End Of The World Is Bigger Than Love
I Know What Love Isn’t
Every Little Hair Knows Your Name
TOUR DATES:
07/28/12 – Castelbasso, IT – Soundlabs Festival
09/10/12 – Helsinki, FI – Tavastia
09/11/12 – Århus, DK – Train
09/12/12 – Copenhagen, DK – Vega
09/13/12 – Oslo, NO – Rockefeller
09/14/12 – Malmö, SE – KB
09/15/12 – Gothenburg, SE – Pustervik
09/17/12 – Stockholm, SE – Dramaten
09/19/12 – Manchester, UK – Ruby Lounge
09/20/12 – London, UK – Hackney Empire
09/21/12 – Brighton, UK – The Haunt
09/23/12 – Paris, FR – Gaité Lyrique
09/24/12 – Strasbourg, FR – La Laiterie
09/25/12 – Utrecht, NL – Tivoli de Helling
09/26/12 – Berlin, DE – Postbahnhof
Aaron Geer is the Founding Contributor to Phiendly. He works at a library and pretends to enjoy conversations about people’s dinners. He really couldn’t care less.
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