You Can Stream Jens Lekman's Reworked 'Night Falls Over Kortedala,' Now Called 'The Linden Trees Are Still In Blossom'

The new version comes with six bonus tracks

BY Kaelen BellPublished May 4, 2022

Back in March, Jens Lekman announced that he would be discontinuing his 2007 indie-pop classic Night Falls Over Kortedala. 

Later that month, Lekman held a funeral for the record, burying a physical copy in a field near his home in Gothenburg, Sweden. It was eventually revealed that the record was being discontinued due to legal issues over uncleared samples. 

However, Lekman announced that rather than let the album disappear completely, he would be re-recording parts of it — along with parts of 2005's Oh You're So Silent Jens, which disappeared in 2011 — under new names. 

At the end of April he released the partially re-recorded version of Oh You're So Silent Jens, now called The Cherry Trees Are Still in Blossom, and today he's shared the similarly re-vamped Night Falls Over Kortedala under the name The Linden Trees Are Still in Blossom. It contains six bonus tracks — including the title track, a sequel to the original's "A Postcard to Nina" — which you can listen to below. 

The new title track comes with a video by Jesper Norda and Kristian Berglund, which you can also check out below. Lekman shared this statement about the song:

"A Postcard to Nina" was a song that wrote itself. The story happened and on the bus back home from Berlin I realized I just needed to put a melody to it. Nina was my pen pal but we lost touch at some point, years ago. Last time I wrote her, the email bounced. It's just one of those things that happens I guess but as I was revisiting these old songs, I decided I wanted to send her one more postcard.

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