Jens Lekman Releasing New Album ‘I Know What Love Isn’t,’ Hear First Single “Erica America”

    Turn up your stereo and set your heart to “Swoon,” because the smooth Swedish songwriter Jens Lekman is back with a new track and details for his forthcoming album. The record is called I Know What Love Isn’t and it’s due for release September 4 on Secretly Canadian. This is the first longplayer since 2007’s fantastic Night Falls Over Kortedala, and it’s the final product for which the songs on last year’s Argument With Myself EP were deemed unfit.

    This is also a good time of year to re-visit Lekman’s A Summer In 3/4 Time mixtape, which he released precisely two years ago this day on his Small Talk blog. You can listen to the mp3 here.

    Listen to the first song off I Know What Love Isn’t, “Erica America,” below, and find the final track listing and Lekman’s tour dates at the bottom.



     I Know What Love Isn’t Track List

    1. Every Little Hair Knows Your Name

    2. Erica America

    3. Become Someone Else’s

    4. Some Dandruff on Your Shoulder

    5. She Just Don’t Want to be With You Anymore

    6. I Want a Pair of Cowboy Boots

    7. The World Moves On

    8. The End of the World Is Bigger Than Love

    9. I Know What Love Isn’t

    10. Every Little Hair Knows Your Name



    Jens Lekman tour dates:

    6.15 Brooklyn, NY: Northside Festival

    7.28 Castelbasso, Italy: Soundlabs Festival

    9.11 Århus, Denmark: Train

    9.12 Copenhagen, Denmark: Vega

    9.13 Oslo, Norway: Rockefeller

    9.14 Malmö, Sweden: KB

    9.15 Gothenburg, Sweden: Pustervik

    9.17 Stockholm, Sweden: Dramaten

    9.19 Manchester, England: Ruby Lounge

    9.20 London, England: Hackney Empire

    9.21 Brighton, England: The Haunt

    9.23 Paris, France: Gaité Lyrique

    9.24 Strasbourg, France: La Laiterie

    9.25 Utrecht, Netherlands: Tivoli de Helling

    9.26 Berlin, Germany: Postbahnhof