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MP3: Jens Lekman – “Olivia & Maddy”

By ; January 9, 2013 at 3:28 PM 

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Jens Lekman is still right in the middle of touring in promotion of his fantastic album I Know What Love Isn’t, so you might not expect him to have released a brand new track so soon, but the song actually ties into his current touring. I’ll let the man himself pick up the story; taken from his blog Smalltalk, he says

Back in October, my pianist Jonas got stuck in New York after the city got hit by hurricane Sandy. The roads were flooded, flights were cancelled, even the Chinatown buses stood still. This was two days before our west coast tour was supposed to start. I decided to ask for your help. I asked if anyone would be able to drive him to Boston where I knew we could get him on a plane. In return I offered a little money and a song.

I was shocked when I checked my email a few minutes later and it was packed with people wanting to help. Shortly I had two girls on the case, Olivia and Maddy. I promised them a song for their job and so here it is. On the last day of the year.

It’s of course a song for all of you who offered to help. And as I sing in the song, I didn’t know I had such an army to mobilize. I wonder what else we can do? To start with, maybe I could get you to donate a few bucks to those directly affected by the hurricane itself.

Happy new year to all of you, I hope I get to see you soon.

Check out “Olivia & Maddy” by clicking here.


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