Lenka Sexy chanteuse Lenka, who sang with the ambient-experimental band the Decoder Ring and studied acting with Cate Blanchett in their native Australia, advises us on… Lenka Sexy chanteuse Lenka, who sang with the ambient-experimental band the Decoder Ring and studied acting with Cate Blanchett in their native Australia, advises us on… 2008-09-23 Lenka Pop
Music Review

Lenka (2008)

EW's GRADE
B

Details Release Date: Sep 23, 2008; Lead Performance: Lenka; Genre: Pop

Sexy chanteuse Lenka, who sang with the ambient-experimental band 
the Decoder Ring and studied acting with Cate Blanchett in their native Australia, advises us on one of 
her solo debut's songs to ''Live Like You're Dying,'' but she spends the rest of her CD lodged firmly in
 her navel. Even so, her competent, 
Regina Spektor-inspired vocals,
 dappled with strings and joie de vivre whistling on Lenka, give her callow lyrics and twee existential angst (''I'm so tired of me/I want to be free!'' she sings at one point) some needed heft, and a reason for fans to stick around. B
Download This: Listen to ''Trouble Is a Friend'' on the singer's MySpace page

Originally posted Sep 16, 2008 Published in issue #1013 Sep 26, 2008 Order article reprints