Home & Away is possibly one of the worst TV shows ever. The horrendous acting, predictable plot, and soap-style drama repels intelligent viewers while infiltrating the minds of morons everywhere. But just when you thought there was no redeeming quality to this Australian series, we find hope in the indie musician Lenka. With a notable voice and preppy, pinched nose, she abandoned her embarrassing roots to make room for a career in music.
Growing up in the Australian outback, Lenka brings light and levity to her lyrical ditties. Her songs are not deep or ironic, but their simplicity is a refreshing splash of life. Her videos are abundantly uplifting, taking you on an almost Disney journey through a life of trivial jubilance. Consumed by her interest in child psychology, her songs are just juvenile enough to bring you back to day-care without being patronizing or immature.
Her switch from actress to musician was astronomical. To say her on-screen abilities are lacking would be brutal, yet warranted. Luckily, she makes up for her shortcomings with charisma and creativity. She has great stage presence, and she manages to cultivate a sort of magical wonder in live performance. Think Feist but without the slow songs.
Her new album, Two, is a bundle of fun, full of wit and catchy quirks. Every song sounds like the last, every ditty brings you the same delight, and every upbeat, bantering track take is like a fluffy day in the park. The album is not going to inspire great change, but it will make you feel happy.
Her single “Everything at Once” and its video are featured in the new commercial for Windows 8, and through it she is quickly gaining a much fought for North American following.
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