The voices that stay with us tend to carry an intangible quality that transmits sensations beyond training, feelings and ideas that you can’t be learned.

Jens Lekman–though not the most bravura vocalist–imbues every performance with a nostalgic lilt that hints at lost love and gauzy memories of warm afternoons. It’s dreamy pop indebted to the timeless style of a singer like Sinatra, suited for the turning of spring to summer.

Give a listen to Lekman’s new single “Erica America,” off of his upcoming album I Know What Love Isn’t, the follow up to his sparkling 2007 album Night Falls in Kortedala.

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