I saw Jens Lekman a few months back. Only about 6 months after this amazing show and while I enjoyed both shows, the latter was definitely lacking in that certain joie de vivre that can make or break any performance. So much so that I didn’t even post about it. Turns out even Jens wasn’t happy.
“Anyways, touring all spring was the worst idea I’ve ever been talked into. I think it was Joe Franklin who once said that the most important thing in showbusiness is sincerity and learning how to fake it. But I just can’t pull it off. I just can’t glue that fake smile to my face and go out there, it makes me feel like a fraud. I’ve really been struggling with tricking myself into being excited for every show. “
Hopefully, next time he tours he’ll be in better spirits.