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Craig Clemens

January 04, 2017

After announcing last fall that his follow-up to 2012’s I Know What Love Isn’t was 99% complete, Jens Lekman played some new tracks on a short fall tour and put them on tape with a short 3-song session with NPR.

Today Lekman announced the name and release date of the new record, titled Life Will See You Now, which will come out mid-February. The lead single, “What’s That Perfume That You Wear?”, an upbeat, light-hearted affair, features steel-drums sampled from Ralph MacDonalds 1978 song “The Path”, which Lekman claims to be one of his “favourite records ever”.

Check out the track, tour dates and tracklist below:

Tour Dates:
02/23 Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall (Downstairs)
02/24 Austin, TX @ The Mohawk
02/25 Dallas, TX @ Club Dada
02/27 Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom
02/28 San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
03/03 Portland, OR @ Revolution Hall
03/05 Seattle, WA @ Neumos
03/08 Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line Music Cafe
03/09 Chicago, IL @ Metro
03/10 Columbus, OH @ Wexner Center for the Arts
03/11 Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick
03/13 Toronto, ON @ The Great Hall
03/15 Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
03/16 Washington, DC @ U Street Music Hall
03/17 Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
03/18 New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
03/19 Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
03/28 Dublin, IE @ Whelans
03/29 London, UK @ Oval Space
03/30 Leeds, UK @ The Brudenell Social Club
03/31 Manchester, UK @ Band on the Wall
04/01 Glasgow, UK @ St. Luke’s Church
04/03 Stockholm, SE @ Vasateatern
04/04 Uppsala, SE @ Uppsala Konsert & Kongress
04/05 Malmo, SE @ KB
04/06 Copenhagen, DK @ Studie 2
04/07 Orebro, SE @ Orebro Concert Hall
04/08 Gothenburg, SE @ Pustervik
04/09 Oslo, NO @ John Dee


01 “To Know Your Mission”
02 “Evening Prayer”
03 “Hotwire The Ferris Wheel”
04 “What’s That Perfume That You Wear?”
05 “Our First Fight”
06 “Wedding in Finistère”
07 “How We Met, The Long Version”
08 “How Can I Tell Him”
09 “Postcard #17″
10 “Dandelion Seed”

Life Will See You Now is due out February 17th via Secretly Canadian Records.