Swedish indie songsmith Jens Lekman is renowned for his lyrics; his songs are pure storytelling set to music. Pitchfork has called him ‘one of the most distinct and observant singer-songwriters in indie rock today’.
Melbourne – one of his favourite places – provided the canvas for his funny, sweetly sad new album, I Know What Love Isn’t. Lekman lived here while creating it, and the city is a quiet presence throughout his songs, whether he’s taking refuge from the summer heat by lying on his floor cradling frozen peas, or feeding possums in a park.
His album tour will take in the Wheeler Centre, where he’ll share the process of transforming experience into music, in conversation with Karen Leng.