Jens Lekman Comes to Terminal 5 on Monday

October 5th, 2012

Shortly after taking up the bass to play in a friend’s band as a teen, Swedish singer-songwriter Jens Lekman began writing his own music. Ultimately, his reliance on funny, melancholic lyrics earned him comparisons to Jonathan Richman and Stephen Merritt, meaning he’s doing something right. But it wasn’t just Lekman’s words—his catchy guitar pop has earned him followers across the globe. So when Lekman (above, doing “I Know What Love Isn’t” for Pitchfork.TV) released the heartache- and heartbreak-filled I Know What Love Isn’t (stream it below) last month, a world tour was in order. See him on Monday at Terminal 5.