Jens Lekman "Postcard #2"

Jens Lekman "Postcard #2"
Mail time, everybody! As previously reported Swedish troubadour Jens Lekman has plans to write, record and release a new song every week this year as part of his Postcard series. He's just delivered a bouncy second instalment, which goes by the chronologically accurate title of "Postcard #2."

Coming off of last week's opening ballad, the new track jazzes things up with a skiffling beat, bright-eyed brass work sampled from Abdullah Ibrahim's "Mamma" and beaming piano tones supporting Lekman's reports of a park day spent sipping hot chocolate beneath a blood orange sun. The song also features a sample of

You'll find Lekman summarizing cutie-patootie babies, life plans and matinee dates, while also totally biting the opening synth hook from Toto's "Africa," down below.