Live Photos: Behind the Scenes with Jens Lekman

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Live Photos: Behind the Scenes with Jens Lekman

Though his new album threatens an impending career in social work, Swedish pop stalwart Jens Lekman sports songcraft and storytelling that have only become richer as the years have passed. Life Will See You Now bounces nicely along the piano-and-string romps that marked his aughties output, contrasted against more contemplative folk narratives (“How Can I Tell Him”). Paste photographer Taylor Swaim caught up with Lekman when he stopped at the Bowery Ballroom last week. The gallery captures the singer-songwriter as he loads into the venue among calf-high walls of snow, sets up and plays for a teeming crowd, ecstatic to see Lekman since his last album, I Know What Love Isn’t, released five years ago. Jens Lekman is currently touring through Europe.