Jens Lekman pens poignant disco on “Evening Prayer”

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Jens Lekman | photo by Ellika Henrikson | courtesy of the artist
Jens Lekman | photo by Ellika Henrikson | courtesy of the artist

Prolific Swedish songwriter Jens Lekman is gearing up for the release of his latest LP, Life Will See You Now. He’s already shared its propulsive first single “What’s That Perfume That You Wear?”, and now, he’s premiering the second one, “Evening Prayer”. You can stream it below.

 

With its funky rhythm guitar, easy-going dance groove, and nasally “doot doot doot” vocal hook, “Evening Prayer” screams disco. The narrative is anything but a throwback, though, as Lekman sings about a friend and his 3D-printed, moon-shaped tumor. It’s a bizarre story, but as usual, he manages to balance the song’s more humorous elements with heartworming ones. “Evening Prayer” is a song about a plastic tumor, no doubt, but it’s also about being there for your friends at their darkest moments.

Life Will See You Now is out next Friday, February 17th. If you want to catch Jens Lekman live, he’ll headline Union Transfer on Friday, March 17th with support from Lisa/Liza. For tickets and more information, head over to XPN’s Concert Calendar.

Jens Lekman Tour Dates:
Thu. Feb 23 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall (Downstairs)
Fri. Feb 24 – Austin, TX @ The Mohawk
Sat. Feb 25 – Dallas, TX @ Club Dada
Mon. Feb 27 – Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom
Tue. Feb 28 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent [SOLD OUT]
Wed. Mar. 1 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
Fri. Mar. 3 – Portland, OR @ Revolution Hall
Sun. Mar. 5 – Seattle, WA @ Neumos
Tue. Mar. 7 – Fargo, ND @ Aquarium
Wed. Mar. 8 – Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line Music Cafe
Thu. Mar. 9 – Chicago, IL @ Metro
Fri. Mar. 10 – Columbus, OH @ Wexner Center for the Arts
Sat. Mar. 11 – Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick
Mon. Mar. 13 @ Toronto, ON @ The Great Hall [SOLD OUT]
Wed. Mar. 15 – Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
Thu. Mar. 16 – Washington, DC @ U Street Music Hall
Fri. Mar. 17 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
Sat. Mar. 18 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom [SOLD OUT]
Sun. Mar. 19 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Mon. Mar. 20 – Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade [solo show]
Tue. Mar. 28 – Dublin, IE @ Whelans
Wed. Mar. 29 – London, UK @ Oval Space [SOLD OUT]
Thu. Mar. 30 – Leeds, UK @ The Brudenell Social Club
Fri. Mar. 31 – Manchester, UK @ Band on the Wall
Sat. Apr. 1 – Glasgow, UK @ St. Luke’s Church
Mon. Apr. 3 – Stockholm, SE @ Vasateatern [SOLD OUT]
Tue. Apr. 4 – Uppsala, SE @ Uppsala Konsert & Kongress
Wed. Apr. 5 – Malmo, SE @ KB
Thu. Apr 6 – Copenhagen, DK @ Studie 2
Fri. Apr. 7 – Orebro, SE @ Orebro Concert Hall
Sat. Apr. 8 – Gothenburg, SE @ Pustervik [SOLD OUT]
Sun. Apr. 9 – Oslo, NO @ John Dee
Mon. Apr. 10 – Gothenburg, SE @ Pustervik

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