As far as New Year’s resolutions go Jens Lekman’s is a pretty impressive one. While many of us may have decided to give up smoking, run once a week or be kinder to strangers the Swedish artist has confirmed that he will be writing 52 songs throughout the duration of 2015, or simply put, one for each week.
And, true to his word the first track ‘Postcard #1’ is now available (see below). Lekman says “I will sit down once a week, write down my thoughts, turn them into a song, and share it with you directly. Think of these little songs as postcards. Little greetings from me to you.”
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Lekman is currently working on his fourth studio album, the follow-up to 2012’s ‘I Know What Love Isn’t’ but we’re told that these two projects are not related: “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. Then at the end of this year we can sit down you and me and listen through these 52 songs, and remember when we were there, who we kissed and who we missed. I’m looking forward to that.”