Jens Lekman is a Swedish singer whose chest cavity is home to one of the world’s most beautiful voices. But more than that, he’s also an amazing musician with a masterful command of pop history. His encyclopedaic knowledge is clearly evident in the vast array of nostalgic influences audible in the his music, but if you needed any more evidence, he’s released a fantastic new mix tape for free download on his website. The Summer Never Ends: Part 3 includes tunes from country music legend Nicolette Larson, an Italo-disco children’s choir called Baby’s Gang, late ’60s one-hit-wonder rock group American Breed, and sneak peeks at new songs from Lekman himself. Best of all, we finally get to find out who was on the other end of the line in Alicia Keys’ 2003 hit, “You Don’t Know My Name”– The Honeydrips‘ Mikael Carlsson, sounding decidedly unsexy.
Check out Jens’ video for “Sipping on the Sweet Nectar” from his 2007 album, Night Falls Over Kortedala: