LENKA's New Album 'Shadows' to Be Released 6/4
LENKA, Skipalong Records
LENKA will release her third album, Shadows, on June 4. The collection will be the inaugural release on the Australian singer-songwriter's own Skipalong Records. An interactive pre-sale campaign for Shadows kicks off today on the PledgeMusic platform in partnership with distributor INgrooves Fontana. Fans who participate can receive signed items, Lenka-made "mystery crafts," including belts, finger puppets and hair clips, art pieces, a personalized ringtone or greeting, handwritten and decorated lyric sheets, one-of-a-kind personalized lullabies and more.
You can stream "Faster With You," a track from the album, now here
. Individuals who pre-order Shadows
on PledgeMusic will receive a free instant download of "Faster With You." A portion of these proceeds will go to the charity Save the Children, which promotes children's rights, provides relief and helps support children in developing countries. Further details on the pre-order campaign are available here
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Shadows is the follow up to Lenka's 2011 album, Two, which has been widely licensed. "Two," the title track, will be heard in an upcoming GMC commercial in North America and "Heart Skips a Beat" was tapped for a global Special K commercial. Lenka's video for "Everything at Once" was featured in a global commercial for Microsoft Windows 8. "Everything at Once" was a Top 10 single at iTunes and reached No. 1 on the German National Radio Airplay chart in January 2013.
Lenka's new record is a highly personal collection of songs, penned while she was pregnant with her first child.
"I felt very free going into making this album. It was a solo mission, on my terms, my time, my choices," says Lenka. "Previously my music was focused on being uplifting and energizing. For this album, I shifted to create a lullaby soundtrack for myself, my child and everyone out there. I have always loved albums that one can fall asleep to; an experience I enjoyed a lot growing up. Those songs drift into your unconscious like no others."
Tracks like "Nothing Here But Love," an unbridled paean to the power of love, and "After the Winter," a celebration of spring and the hope it holds that features Tracy Bonham on violin, offer a welcome respite from a rattled world. "Two Heartbeats" is an ethereal slice of life written from the perspective of an unborn child (and features the in utero heartbeat of Lenka's son).
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