Hear a New Jens Lekman Song

06/07/2011 9:00 AM |


It’s been nearly four years since Jens Lekman released his outstanding second full-length, Night Falls Over Kortedala, and with the exception of last year’s one-off single “The End of the World is Bigger Than Love,” and a few new songs he’s played at his sporadic live shows of late, he’s been upsettingly quiet. Yesterday, though, on a podcast by comedian and Secretly Canadian labelmate Tig Notaro, he debuted a new song called “Cowboy Boots.” It’s a nicely stripped down affair, just Jens, an acoustic guitar and some lyrics about wanting some no-nonsense cowboy boots. It’s impressive, really, that his songs pack as much of punch—emotionally, melodically and otherwise—in this presentation as they do with the full-band treatment. Listen below.

Jens Lekman – Cowboy Boots by TwentyFourBit.com