Swedish Musicians Lekman, Norlin To Release Monthly Songs To Each Other Through ‘Correspondence’

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Swedish Musicians Lekman, Norlin To Release Monthly Songs To Each Other Through ‘Correspondence’

Photo: Jens Lekman/Bandcamp

We’ve shared a little bit about Jens Lekman, a unique Swedish musician whose become known for doing things a little differently.

Fresh off a year when his “Life Will See You Now” release was tabbed the 12th-best pop album of 2017 by Rolling Stone – just ahead of Tove Lo’s “Blue Lips” – Lekman, according to Spin, kicked off the New Year with “Correspondence,” a monthly song exchange with fellow Swedish musician Annika Norlin.

Photo: Anders Ylander

Lekman released “Who Really Needs Who” on New Year’s Day, literally writing lyrics to Norlin. Norlin in turn will release a song in February, and the pair expects to go back and forth each month throughout 2018.

According to a statement, Lekman said, “As a natural follow up to [his previous] 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.”

Norlin added, “We actually have no idea what this project will end up being except for that we decided to use one instrument only. Which is something we may or may not stick to. The recordings will be pretty low key, but because we are trying to impress each other, it might actually turn out to be worth listening to.”

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