Swedish pop artist Jens Lekman is back with his first new album in nearly five years. The singer, known for his darkly comical storytelling, says he'll release the calypso- and disco-inspired Life Will See You Now later this year. In making the announcement he shared the album's first single, "What's That Perfume That You Wear?," a playful, up-tempo tale about lost love and the ways a certain smell can spark a rush of memories.
"What's That Perfume That You Wear?" features steel-pan samples from the 1978 album The Path by Ralph MacDonald, a percussionist known for his soft-rock collaborations with Roberta Flack, George Benson and Burt Bacharach.
Life Will See You Now is due out Feb. 17 on Secretly Canadian. It's Jens Lekman's first full-length since 2012's I Know What Love Isn't.
Here's the full track listing for Life Will See You Now:
- To Know Your Mission
- Evening Prayer
- Hotwire The Ferris Wheel
- What's That Perfume That You Wear?
- Our First Fight
- Wedding In Finistère
- How We Met, The Long Version
- How Can I Tell Him
- Postcard #17
- Dandelion Seed