Video: Jens Lekman - “I Know What Love Isn’t (Official Music Video)
It’s no secret that I love Swedish singer/songwriter Jens Lekman, but somehow he always finds ways to make me love him more. Lekman’s minimalist new video for “I Know What Love Isn’t,” the title track from his forthcoming album, is no exception to that. Much like the video for “Erica America,” the silky-smooth first single that dropped back in June, this clip features footage of Lekman and his band hammering away at the track.
Set against a stark white background, they appear to be playing on some sort of heavenly plane, which befits a song as lofty and beautiful as this one, even though it’s rather ironic. The song itself is incredible — easily one of Lekman’s best stories to date — but I particularly love this video for one shot at the end. Lekman stands alone, clutching his guitar, head bowed, with his bandmates’ instruments laying about him. He looks like a sad, balding puppy: utterly adorable, in a melodramatic, depressing way.