For the last decade or so, Jens Lekman has been one of the few truly brilliant artists working the alternative pop scene today. The Swedish singer/producer has managed to make the happy-come-glossy sound of modern pop a truly enjoyable experience, and now the frontman has returned with his fourth studio album 'Life Will See You Now', possibly his best full-length to date.
Fans of Jens will already be familiar with his chirpy disposition, but for those new to his work, this new release will serve as a brilliant introduction to his insanely addictive sound. Each track seems to have been written in the happiest place known to man, but being Jens Lekman, he has managed to wind in the the sickly overtones and deliver something that would make even the moodiest individual crack a smile.
It is hard to say whether this release is the best he has ever produced, but it is certainly the most enjoyable we have heard. 'Life Will See You Now' is the ultimate antidote to these winter blues and will now doubt become the soundtrack to every barbecue later in the year.