Jens Lekman: Oh You're So Silent Jens
Somebody just told me that this artwork by Rasmus Hägg is little more than three pieces of coloured paper thrown together. That may be the case, but it doesn’t diminish its beauty or its beautiful simplicity.
It’s true that pastels have never really appealed to anyone other than interior designers and hair salon owners, but here the quietness of the colours becomes distinctive and, in many ways, indicative as to what you’ll hear on the CD.
The title, Oh You’re So Silent Jens, pretty much gives the game away, and the art functions, I suppose, to carry the idea of quietness as far as it can possibly go: transparency or invisibility. And Jens is just that – a bloke trying to remain inconspicuous, but also making it clear he’s got something to say (usually about a girl.)