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Correspondence – A 2018 project

Photo: Emma-Sofia Olsson

Jens Lekman and Annika Norlin have started a new project together called Correspondence. Each month throughout 2018 they will “publish their communication through songs” as they described it here. Some of Jens Lekman’s earlier projects have included Postcards and Ghostwriting, and these inspired him to launch Correspondence:

“As a natural follow up to these projects I came up with the idea to do a similar thing as a correspondence with another songwriter, where the storytelling is central and each song is an answer to or somehow inspired by the last song, a pile of letters building on top of each other to form a picture of the year 2018. I went to the library to do research on correspondence in literature and was struck by how you had to be dead and declared a genius for your correspondence to be published. That’s sad, I thought. I talked to Annika about the idea and we decided this would be great to do together while we were still alive and before we were declared geniuses.” (Quote from Jens Lekman.)

I find this project very interesting as I adore Annika Norlin and I am a big fan of letters as well as unconventional ways of creating music.

You can follow Correspondence on the official website or through Spotify.

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“Well, maybe I am / Maybe I am”

Jens Lekman – Black Cab

Perfect song for a Sunday. Safe to say this is one of the best Swedish pop songs ever written.

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Beautiful covers

Speaking of that letter in my last post, buying or listening to records based on their cover art is something I’ve always enjoyed. Among my drafts I found a post on that topic. Let’s read it!

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One of my favorite things about buying records is owning little pieces of art. Because some album covers are just insanely pretty to look at. I’m not ashamed to say that I’ve bought records based on their covers many times. Here’s some of my favorite album art:

Prawn – You Can Just Leave it All

The Hotelier – Home, Like Noplace is There

Albert Hammond, Jr. – Yours to Keep

Jens Lekman – Oh You’re So Silent Jens

Ben Howard – Every Kingdom

Death Cab for Cutie – Transatlanticism

Grizzly Bear – Veckatimest

Seabear – The Ghost That Carried Us Away

We Were Promised Jetpacks – These Four Walls

Damien Rice – 9

Minds Like Mine – Set Up & Set Out

Best Coast – Crazy for You

State Faults – Vespers

Elliott Smith – New Moon

Wilco – Sky Blue Sky

Bright Eyes – I’m Wide Awake, It’s Morning

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