December 04, 2005

Jens Lekman

Jens Lekman: free mp3s available below
Jens Lekman

I like this guy. He's what? Twenty-two or twenty-three? A young guy, but not afraid to follow his muse like some guys follow their unmentionables. If you listen to his song "Black Cab" you can hear strains of Stephin Merritt in the vocal and the melancholic lyric.

Lekman would have made a great Tin Pan Alley tunesmith, or may one day make a great composer of Broadway show-stoppers.

+ black cab
+ rocky dennis' farewellsong to the blind girl
+ you are the light

These mp3s are from Secretly Canadian's page of 'forgotten songs' by Jens Lekman. Which has many more mp3s and is linked below.
+ boisa-bis-o-boisa
+ do impossible things
+ the wrong hands

>> you are the light [mpeg]

More mp3s found here: 'The Department of Forgotten Songs'.

You can find all the Lekman you will need at eMusic. Try their trial offer of 50 free mp3 downloads here.

Lekman music @ eMusic:
Oh You're So Silent Jens 2005
Live from Stora Teatern 2005
When I Said I Wanted to be Your Dog 2004

Maple Leaves 2004
You Are The Light 2004
Rocky Dennis 2004


  1. kinda funny how i thought he would sound by just looking at his picture and how he sounded so much older when i actually listened to black cab. just for a moment i thought "that voice doesnt belong to that guy".

  2. I just linked to a song too. I got a comment from a fan who told me he's on hiatus/possibly retired from music. Lots of drama, check out his journal on his site for more info or if you'd like to buy his gear.

  3. this is one of my top three favorite records of the year. a real surprise. glad to see him getting some attention.

  4. one of the best shows i've seen this year - he played his encore in the middle of the crowd with just his guitar, disconnected. amazing musician!

  5. This post is just one of the reasons why I love Sixeyes. I first got hooked up to Jens Lekman from this blog with the song "Pretty Shoes". Jens Lekman is now a big favourite among me and my sisters. He deserves more than just being called brilliant. He's a genius.