Wednesday, April 20, 2011

One Lenka, Two Lenka...

My heart is playing tricks on me
And it's building bricks on me
I can't break through
And I can't face you

My world is turning slowly now
But it's burning up somehow
I need some time
To know what's right

'Cause it's only in the quiet that I feel some relief
I'm trying hard not to resist the joy
Don't listen to me I'm being paranoid
I might try hard but it's too hard to avoid

My heart skips a beat

Three years later, and Australian artist Lenka is back with her aptly titled second album, Two. Her first self titled album was one that I enjoyed for it's sunny, light-hearted playfulness, and you can still see traces of that in the opening few tracks of her newest album. For example, My Heart Skips A Beat, the second song of eleven. But as you progress deeper into the album, you'll find that Lenka has matured in many ways, starting with her voice, which sounds a little more developed three years later. Her music in general, in fact, has matured since she emerged three years ago, with the complexity of the instrumentation as well as their variety. While many of the songs have an electronic slant much like the bird and the bee, other songs feel more natural in their composition. While the over all feel of the album might show development, Lenka's voice still gently ensnares with it's inherent preciousness, albeit one that is beginning to show some wisdom gained through time.

and a lovely cover:

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Selorm said...

I like this song. The video is cool too. Good post!

Sean said...

Thanks Selorm, glad you like it.

Anonymous said...

Love song.