Always balancing tones poignantly nostalgic and whimsically absurd, Sweden’s Jens Lekman has consistently generated playful pop that makes listeners laugh and cry simultaneously. He’s the kind of songwriter who can make a single second in time feel universal and cosmic while acknowledging its utter transience. And he’s the kind of musician that can make a steel drum work on an indie pop track. Don’t believe me? Check out his new single, “What’s that Perfume That You Wear?” as well as the new video for the song below. It’s taken from his upcoming album, Life Will See You Now, out February 17th on Secretly Canadian. Lekman plays Austin’s Mohawk on February 24th.
Jens Lekman Reflects on Fragrances on New Single
Bryan Parker is a writer and photographer living and working in Austin, TX. He is the founder of blog Pop Press International and print journal True Sincerity and recently released his first book, a volume on Beat Happening in the 33 1/3 series.