“Every Little Hair Knows Your Name” by Jens Lekman // I Know What Love Isn’t (Out 9.4.12 on Secretly Canadian)
The pre-orders for the new Jens Lekman album “I Know What Love Isn’t” have shipped and the reactions are creeping onto the internet and not surprisingly, the album is exquisite. For me, personally, I’ve always loved his work so I might be biased, but “I Know What Love Isn’t” contains some of his finest and most poignant writing to date. The press release talks of how the album grew from a break up, and with the first listen, that’s very clear. The lush productions of previous albums are replaced with focused tales with less bombast but more punch (not to say it’s all somber and melancholy, it’s a balanced experience). It’s a beautiful record that tells a relate-able story in an honest and striking way. I wasn’t expecting this kind of a record from Jens Lekman, but there it is. “Every Little Hair Knows Your Name” is just one of the wonderful moments on the album, and it was already up on Tumblr, so I just figured I’d stick with it for today. Highly recommended.
(pre-order) “I Know What Love Isn’t” by Jens Lekman
I teared up a bit while listening to this. Gaaaaaah.