Artist: Jens Lekman
Album: Night Falls Over Kortedala
Song: A Postcard to Nina
Here’s another “great accent” song! Today it’s Jens Lekman, Swedish pop extraordinaire. The whole record this song is off of is pretty genius. There’s a reason I bought it on vinyl. From top to bottom, it’s perfectly crafted and catchy. It was also eight dollars.
Out of the songs I’ve suggested thus far, this has my favorite story. I won’t detail it all line by line, because you have ears. By all means use them on the link above. Just listen to the tale that Jens spins on top of pop perfection. It’s funny and poignant and repeatedly refers to Nina’s father as “fahder.” That hits all of my bullet points for an amazing track. There are so many A+ lyrics that I don’t want to spoil, so you have to promise me you’ll give it a shot.
Just picture listening to an album like this in a hammock, glass of lemonade in hand, on your porch in April. That’s the way it should be enjoyed. I don’t own a hammock, but darn it this song makes me want to buy one.