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Jens Lekman to story his 2015 in 52 songs

By | Published on Tuesday 6 January 2015

Jens Lekman

Sweden-based artist Jens Lekman has resolved to write and release 52 songs this year, one per week, kind of like entries in a big, musical e-diary.

“While working on my next album, I will sit down once a week, write down my thoughts, turn them into a song and share it with you directly”, he says. “Think of these little songs as postcards. Little greetings from me to you”.

He adds: “I’ve been longing to share my thoughts and life with you a bit more. I’ve been longing to write about things that make sense one particular day but that might make no sense once the album comes out”.

At the end of 2015, Lekman explains, the idea is to “sit down, you and me, and listen through these 52 songs, and remember where we were and when we were there, who we kissed and who we missed. I’m looking forward to that”.

How cosy. Hear Lekman’s first missive, a track titled ‘Postcard #1’, now: