Jens Lekman announces new contest

Jens Lekman Premieres New Track, "Evening Prayer".

Jens Lekman will release his new album, Life Will See You Now, on February 17th via Secretly Canadian, and embark on a headline tour of North America later this month. Today, Lekman has shared “Evening Prayer” and has also revealed “Jens Will Loop You Now” Contest.

*A note from Jens Lekman on his “Jens Will Loop You Now” Contest*


While rehearsing with the band I realized there was one song that needed something for it’s intro, some kind of loop or something. I told Emelie who handles the samples “we’ll just put like a beat, a sample or something there”. But as I was looking for something in my loop folder today it struck me – maybe some of you would be interested in supplying a piece for this? I won’t tell you what song it is, let’s make that a surprise, but the part should be between 2-20 seconds long, it should be in 117 BPM, 4/4 time and in the key of F Major.

You don’t have to be a pro to be part of this. You can for example bang on some pots in your kitchen and just record it on your phone. Just make sure it’s in the right tempo in that case (download a metronome app and listen through your headphones) or whistle a simple melody you’ve made up, just make sure it’s in the right key. Feel free to use any instruments, including your voice.

Jens Lekman tour dates:
Thu. Feb 23 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall (Downstairs)
Fri. Feb 24 – Austin, TX @ The Mohawk
Sat. Feb 25 – Dallas, TX @ Club Dada
Mon. Feb 27 – Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom
Tue. Feb 28 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent [SOLD OUT]
Wed. Mar. 1 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
Fri. Mar. 3 – Portland, OR @ Revolution Hall
Sun. Mar. 5 – Seattle, WA @ Neumos
Tue. Mar. 7 – Fargo, ND @ Aquarium
Wed. Mar. 8 – Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line Music Cafe
Thu. Mar. 9 – Chicago, IL @ Metro
Fri. Mar. 10 – Columbus, OH @ Wexner Center for the Arts
Sat. Mar. 11 – Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick
Mon. Mar. 13 @ Toronto, ON @ The Great Hall [SOLD OUT]
Wed. Mar. 15 – Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
Thu. Mar. 16 – Washington, DC @ U Street Music Hall
Fri. Mar. 17 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
Sat. Mar. 18 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom [SOLD OUT]
Sun. Mar. 19 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Mon. Mar. 20 – Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade [solo show]
Tue. Mar. 28 – Dublin, IE @ Whelans
Wed. Mar. 29 – London, UK @ Oval Space [SOLD OUT]
Thu. Mar. 30 – Leeds, UK @ The Brudenell Social Club
Fri. Mar. 31 – Manchester, UK @ Band on the Wall
Sat. Apr. 1 – Glasgow, UK @ St. Luke’s Church
Mon. Apr. 3 – Stockholm, SE @ Vasateatern [SOLD OUT]
Tue. Apr. 4 – Uppsala, SE @ Uppsala Konsert & Kongress
Wed. Apr. 5 – Malmo, SE @ KB
Thu. Apr 6 – Copenhagen, DK @ Studie 2
Fri. Apr. 7 – Orebro, SE @ Orebro Concert Hall
Sat. Apr. 8 – Gothenburg, SE @ Pustervik [SOLD OUT]
Sun. Apr. 9 – Oslo, NO @ John Dee
Mon. Apr. 10 – Gothenburg, SE @ Pustervik