She looks like a cuter Nicole Kidman, sings and plays keyboards like a vintage vaudeville performer and truly has one of the most unique slants on pop songwriting you’ll hear today. And chances are, you’ve already heard her, via her whimsical, worldwide smash hit “The Show” a couple of years back.
So, it’s with great pleasure that we announce the return of clever Aussie auteur Lenka, who issues her sophomore album “Two” on April 19.
A charming, idiosyncratic humalong called “Roll With The Punches” is already available on iTunes, if you can’t wait.
When we last spoke to Lenka, the ex-Decoder Ring organist had relocated to Hollywood with her creative partner (and beau), artist/stop-motion animator James Gulliver Hancock. But after recording all over the place, including Ray Davies’ historic Konk Studios in London (where Lenka was allowed to play the group’s original mellotron), the couple now live in Brooklyn.
Several producers added to “Two,” like Eg White, David Kosten, and — on the first official single, “Heart Skips A Beat” — Guy Sigsworth.
Naturally, an old-soft-shoe-rustic tour will follow.
Keep track at www.lenkamusic.com.