Download: New Jens Lekman Song About Being In NY During Sandy

From Jens Lekman’s website:

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.

Olivia & Maddy

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.

Download the track here: MP3: Olivia and Maddy

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And yep… we’re VERY excited to see him on Friday as part of the Northside Festival. His new album — the first in 5 years — is out in September.