Jens Lekman

Born 6 February 1981.
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Jens Lekman - Interview with Huw Stephens

Swedish singer-songwriter Jens Lekman speaks to Huw about his music and you can also hear clips from him in session at Maida Vale.

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Jens Martin Lekman (born 6 February 1981) is a Swedish musician. His music is guitar-based pop with heavy use of samples and strings, with lyrics that are often witty, romantic, and melancholic. His work is heavily influenced by that of Jonathan Richman and Belle & Sebastian, and he has been likened to Stephin Merritt (of The Magnetic Fields), David Byrne, and Scott Walker.

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BBC Reviews

  1. Review of I Know What Love Isn’t

    I Know What Love Isn’t 2012

    Reviewed by Luke Slater
    The Swedish singer’s third set feels like a fresh start.
  2. Review of An Argument With Myself

    An Argument With Myself 2011

    Reviewed by Charles Ubaghs
    He knows great stories can be found in even the smallest moment.
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