Jens Lekman announces enhanced versions of two beloved records, shares new version of “Maple Leaves”

Swedish maestro Jens Lekman has revealed ‘enhanced’ versions of his beloved records Oh You’re So Silent Jens and Night Falls Over Kortedala. The digital edition of Silent is out now under the new name The Cherry Trees Are Still In Blossom, while the new version of Kortedala, now called The Linden Trees Are Still In Blossom, will arrive on May 4. Physical editions of both will follow on June 3.

The new albums maintain the same spirit and sound of the originals, but have been compiled by blending brand new versions of some tracks – in part or in whole – together with many tracks left largely as they were. Both records also now feature rare, previously unreleased songs, as well as other contemporaneous material such as cassette diaries.

On the project, Lekman says: “These new records are like portals that can lead you to the old records if you want. I think that they can lead you to another time and place, where you could work with music in a different way.”

You can listen to the entirety of The Cherry Trees Are Still In Blossom (fka Oh You’re So Silent Jens) online now. If you only want a taster, Lekman has offered up the new version of one of his most beloved tracks, 2004’s “Maple Leaves”, with a lovely new video by Jesper Norda & Kristian Berglund.

Pre-order the physical editions of The Cherry Trees Are Still In Blossom and The Linden Trees Are Still In Blossom here. You can find Jens Lekman on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.