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Australia’s indie pop role model Lenka is delighted to be celebrating the 15-year anniversary of her song The Show, (boasting over 73 Million views on Youtube) and recently covered by Danielle from K-pop group NewJeans on a Korean TV show, returning home after sold out shows Indonesia and China playing up to 2000 people per night, with official channels stating that Lenka was the first Australian major touring artist since the end of COVID restrictions in China.

Lenka now shares the last single Champion out Friday 6 October, ahead of her 7th studio album ‘Intraspectral’, penned for release on Friday 17 November via her own label Skipalong Records; this time enlisting good friend Josh Pyke to co-write and perform on Champion. Produced and mixed by Dave Jenkins Jr, it’s a song about robust love; freeing love; and love that props you up to go and do your own thing, and have your own successes and adventures without a partner coveting those experiences.

“Working with Josh was literally a laugh a minute. I’m so glad we finally got to work together. We’ve known each other for years and years and he’s also in a healthy long term partnership. Might not be the coolest subject to write a pop song about but I feel like it’s worth immortalising these wins!” explains Lenka.

“I’ve known Lenka for years as a mate, but we’d never worked together, so when we eventually got together in my studio to write we already had a foundation of friendship to start from, and the song flowed really freely.  We also wanted to write an earworm that won’t leave your brain, and I think we achieved both things!” says Josh Pyke.

The Champion video is directed by Lenka, with camera work by Adam Jordan, a simple concept with a super stripped back performances and illustrated animations created by Lenka‘s partner James Gulliver Hancock to show, “We don’t need to prove our love. To me, this song lives in a world with ‘Islands In The Stream’ and ‘Put a Little Love in Your Heart’, so Josh and I are like the Ma and Pa of the internet now…”

“When it came time to do a clip for this track, I’m not much of a dancing guy, whereas Lenka’s great at working the camera, and a playful chemistry emerged where I was the straight man to Lenka’ Liberace, although I did manage some shoulder pop flair and hand flinging at the end. It’s worth the wait.“ Josh said.

‘Instraspectral’ is Lenka‘s first full-length album since the release of ‘Recover/Discover’ in 2020 and is an album collaborations and exploration across multiple varied mood-lifting genres. A collection of songs came out as emergence album; introspective with themes of emerging out into the world and taking a bigger slice of life to enjoy, Dave Jenkins Jr produced the album in Eora/Sydney over 2022 and 2023. Lenka and Dave went on a musical journey through the 80s, late 90s and early 2000s music with indie pop influences, and emerged creating higher energy songs with danceable beats of varying genres, “I love being in the studio and leaning into various vintage styles to create something new. I’m so proud of the way this album turned out. It’s very special to me and I feel really connected to these songs.”

Do not miss your chance to catch this hugely accomplished artist and charismatic performer to celebrate her many milestones as part of her ‘Instraspectral’ album launch shows with captivating indie pop artist JEFFE at The Gasometer in Melbourne, Valley Loft in Brisbane and the Great Club in Sydney.

‘Intraspectral’ Australian Tour Dates


Friday 17 November – The Gasometer, Melbourne
Friday 24 November – Valley Loft, Brisbane
Saturday 25 November – Great Club, Sydney

Champion IS OUT NOW
‘Intraspectral’ out Friday 17 November via Skipalong Records

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With thanks to This Much Talent

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