Morning Aural: Jens Lekman


Swedish pop rocker Jens Lekman most often gets compared to Stephin Merritt of The Magnetic Fields fame. And rightfully so: both men employ their sonorous rhythms to laud – and lament – love. Where Merritt’s work seems to revel in self-pity, Lekman’s soars to celebratory heights, as you’ll see here in “You Are The Light (By Which I Travel into This and That)” from 2004’s When I Said I Wanted to Be Your Dog.

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