Despite popping up for a few gigs last winter and that one time he got swine flu, Swedish indie-pop maestro Jens Lekman has remained out of the spotlight for the last couple of years. But with promises of two releases in 2011, it’s about time he shows his face — err, at least we hear his voice. So credit is due to Lekman’s friend/labelmate Tig Notaro, who recently invited him to appear on her podcast Professor Blastoff.” While there, Lekman debuted a new track titled “Cowboy Boots”, which you can now hear archived at the 20-minute mark of said podcast. The full episode is available for streaming below.
There’s no word if the song will appear on Lekman’s next studio effort, but his label confirmed that it is indeed new.