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Musical Mondays: Lenka

Musical Mondays: Lenka
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the first time my ears were blessed to hear a Lenka tune was during an Old Navy commercial around 2008. i immediately knew i had to find out who this eccentric pop singer was…and i am so glad i did because she has been one of my favorite artists ever since!!

the super bubbly Australian born singer-songwriter started her career off at an early age as an artist and actress, impressively working along side Cate Blanchett. Lenka was part of a electronic-rock band before branching out on her own and releasing her debut album “Lenka”.

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after the first time i listened to this album i knew i would be a fan for life!! a few of the more upbeat songs like “trouble is a friend” and “dangerous and sweet” are a few of my faves, but there is one song that completely enraptures me every single time i listen to it:

“like a song” by lenka is one of the creepiest, most beautiful interpretation of feelings ive had the pleasure of hearing. you can hear the haunting emotion in her voice as well as the lyrics – heres a few lines:
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I can’t forget you when you’re gone
You’re like a song that goes around in my head
And how I regret, it’s been so long
Oh, what went wrong? Could it be something I said?

Time, make it go faster or just rewind
To back when I’m wrapped in your arms

All afternoon long it’s with me the same song
You left a light on inside me, my love
I can remember the way that it felt to be
Holding on to you
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ugh, that song gets me every time!
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in 2011, lenka released her second album “two” including the hits “heart skips a beat”, and “everythings ok”.

another song that did very well was “everything at once”, which i think describes how the mind of every female in the world works!

Lenka’s 2013 release “Shadows”, while not as happy pop as her first two albums, is a winner in itself focusing more on a grown up but still fun vibe. “nothing here but love” is a powerful dedication to Lenka’s unborn child at the time and is definitely my favorite record:
i have been told i have an eclectic taste in music, and Lenka is some proof of that! are you a fan of her music? if so, whats your favorite song?
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61 Responses to Musical Mondays: Lenka

  1. She has a really nice voice. Thanks for sharing her great music!
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  2. Felicia says:

    I actually love her! I have an eclectic taste in music also and she fits into my favorites list.
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  3. Kelly says:

    I like her voice too. 🙂 Is she the one who did the Amazon kindle ad a couple of years ago. That first song is fun. 🙂 Happy Tuesday!

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  4. Misty Battle says:

    This is the first time I have heard her. Beautiful voice. Going to have to check her music out now. Thank you!

  5. Jeanae says:

    She has a great commercial voice, and fun style. I like hearing about different artist and genres. Thanks for sharing!
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  6. lisa leblanc says:

    Never heard of her, however I did enjoy hearing her voice.
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  7. Kimberly says:

    Not only is her voice amazing, she is stunning.
    I love hearing new artists and ones that aren’t mainstream beats…if that makes sense.
    Thanks for sharing her 🙂
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  8. I had never heard of her before. Thanks for sharing!
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  9. autumn eaton says:

    Not normally something I would listen to but she has a wonderful voice and her songs are very catchy. I will have to check out more

  10. Censie says:

    Love finding new music and artists to listen to while at work! Thanks!
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  11. I had never heard of her, even though her voice sounds a little familiar. I live her voice. It’s unique.
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  12. I’ve done that before…heard a song on a commercial, and went searching for the singer or group. It’s nice when you find someone that you can really get into. I’ve found a lot of new artists to listen to because of this.
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  13. Chrissy Mazzocchi says:

    I’ve never heard of her but I LOVE her voice! I will def be checking her out more often 🙂

  14. That first song got so ‘over played’ I’m totally over it! LOL

    I can only take the ‘pop’ category on the whole in very small doses.

    But like you I have a very eclectic taste in music, I grew up in a family involved in Audio Production and Pro DJ’s so I got to hear a lot of stuff before it was even released to the public.

    I guess my love of music is why I’m #TheOfficialTwitterPartyDJ on twitter! 🙂
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  15. I love Musical Mondays, I’ve never heard of Lenka before.
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  16. Joy Christi says:

    I recognize that voice, it’s fantastic! Like what a fairy tale would sound like if it had it’s own voice.
    I do have eclectic taste in music, from Olde Timey jazz to hard core punk, in the same day.
    Sharing this post and her amazing voice!
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  17. Kungphoo says:

    Never heard of her before, but her voice is amazing..

  18. This is fun! I’ve never heard of her before, but I’m pretty sure my daughter will love this!
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  19. katrina g says:

    beautiful, i will be checking her out more and probably downloading. thank you!

  20. Heather Pfingsten says:

    I love being introduced to new music and Lenka has a beautiful voice. I had never heard of her before … thank you for the new, fantastic find!

  21. Krystal says:

    Oooh, her voice is very ethereal!!

  22. This is the first I’ve ever heard of Lenka! I like her voice!

  23. Megan Walker says:

    I’ve actually never heard of Lenka before! Thanks for sharing : )
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  24. Thanks for linking up last week to the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Party. I have pinned it to the Bloggers Brags PInterest Board.
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  25. Thank you for sharing! Pinned. We really appreciate you taking the time to be a part of our party. Please join us tonight at 7 pm. It is a pleasure to have you! http://loulougirls.blogspot.com/
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  26. Thanks for sharing at the #WWDParty.
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  27. Laura funk says:

    wow her music is actually great. I guess we have the same eclectic taste 🙂 Thanks for linking up last week to Friday Favorites, hope to see you this week too!
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  28. Michelle says:

    I didn’t know Lenka is Aussie and that she has a new album. Thanks for sharing the videos!
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  29. Thriller Mom says:

    You’ve made me a new fan of this artist! I know I’ve heard her voice before. Now I’m heading to find her via social media.

    Thanks for sharing with the SHINE Blog Hop!

  30. Check out my interview with her from May, 2013 at the web site link. She is really sweet. Glad more people are discovering her music.
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  31. Never heard her before – very pretty! Playing it for my kids at breakfast right now :o) #bloppies
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  32. Michelle F. says:

    I have never heard of her before. I love the look of the first video.
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  33. Kay M. says:

    Yes! I adore her music. The lyrics and the beat are always catchy. Thanks for sharing!

  34. magdalena says:

    love love love the album art. Thank you for introducing her.
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  35. teresa mccluskey says:

    I think she has a wonderful voice! I am gonna go buy her CD!

  36. Bonnie @ wemake7 says:

    I had never heard of her until now and just listened to one of her songs. She’s awesome. =)

  37. Gabby says:

    I love Lenka! Her music is so unique!
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  38. Lovely! So talented and so beautiful! Thanks for introducing her
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  39. Roch says:

    We only know one song by Lenka (The Show) and my dad keeps on repeating the same thing over and over again. Like a Song also sounds good.

  40. Rosey says:

    I always love learning about new artists. This is my introduction to Lenka. Thank you. 🙂

  41. Franc Ramon says:

    I love her music. It’s so light on the ears. She sings so naturally and enjoys herself while singing.
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  42. aly mashrah says:

    I love Lenka! Her songs are so good. Always puts me in a good mood.
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  43. Heather says:

    I think this is the kind of music I could get into. I tend to like things that aren’t really mainstream yet.
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  44. samantha says:

    Thank you for sharing the gem 🙂 her voice is amazing and the lyrics are just.. i’m speechless

  45. Shirgie Scf says:

    I so love Lenka… I love her music. She has a unique voice and extraordinary genre.
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  46. Mary Ann says:

    I love hearing about new artists and songs. I have never heard of her before now. Thanks for telling us about her!

  47. I love the clips you shared. Beautiful work. I had never heard of this artist before.

  48. Andrea Kruse says:

    I have heard her before and really like her voice. So clear and sweet.
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  49. Rebecca Swenor says:

    She has such a beautiful voice and great songs. I will have to check her out more. Thanks for sharing

  50. Ann Bacciaglia says:

    Thanks for sharing information about Lenka. She has a very nice voice.

  51. Deanna Ritz says:

    Her voice is beautiful! I had never heard of her before just now. Thanks for introducing her to us. 🙂
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  52. She has a great voice. This is the first time I hear about her, but I really like the way she performs!
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  53. First time hearing it and I’m just in love with it!
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  54. Christie says:

    I’ve never heard of Lenka before. I like her sound
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  55. FamiGami says:

    Old Navy’s marketing team really has it together. Thanks for sharing the great music!
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  56. Liz Mays says:

    Thanks for the intro to this very talented singer. What a beautiful voice.
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  57. jane says:

    my husband and I love her! always on my Ipod and best when i got to the gym too hahaha

  58. Kath Rivera says:

    First time to hear her name and she got a beautiful voice. Is her album sold worldwide?
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  59. That is cool! I didn’t know Lenka was an Aussie! Love her tunes and thanks for sharing about the newest album.

  60. Never heard of Lenka before. Her voice and style is definitely very different. Thanks for sharing.
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  61. Never heard Lenka before…. damn my bad, she is just amazing
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