She will perform “Heart Skips a Beat,” the first single from her new album, Two, on “Fox & Friends” on June 4th and “Everything At Once” on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” on June 8th. The track just went to Hot AC radio and the accompanying video, directed by Sarah Chatfield, has already racked up more than one million views on Vevo. “Heart Skips a Beat” is in rotation at mtvU and was recently selected as the iTunes Music Video of the Week.
“Lenka pens catchy songs that seem playful on the surface but have a lyrical bite,” said the Los Angeles Times Magazine. Marie Claire put Two on its April “To-Do List,” praising the “lovelorn sophomore album” while Billboard hailed it as “unfailingly sunny.” Lenka has been the subject of feature articles in Nylon and Blurt and recently performed on “Jimmy Kimmel Live.”
Several tracks from Two have already been licensed, including “Roll With The Punches,” which was recently used in the new NBC series “The Voice,” “Here To Stay,” heard in a recent episode of “Nikita,” and “Everything At Once,” which was tapped by”Grey’s Anatomy” and by Disney for a DVD trailer promoting its upcoming blockbuster films. She has contributed the song “Everything’s Okay” to the soundtrack for the Showtime series “The Big C.” Proceeds from the collection, set for release on June 7th, will benefit Stand Up To Cancer (www.standup2cancer.org/).
Two is the follow-up to Lenka’s self-titled debut album, which entered Billboard’s Heatseekers chart at #3 in late 2008 and contained “The Show,” which became a No. 1 single at radio in three countries. It was widely licensed for television, including such shows as “Ugly Betty,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Parenthood,” “Easy A,” “90210” and “The Hills,” the film Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging, advertising campaigns for Old Navy, Coca-Cola, Apple and Nordstrom plus the trailers for Marley & Me and Confessions of a Shopaholic. Named a VH1 “You Oughta Know” artist, Lenka toured extensively, hitting 21 countries in 10 months, and appearing on numerous televisions shows – including “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,””Late Night with Conan O’Brien.” “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” and “Jimmy Kimmel Live.”
Lenka – U.S. Headlining Tour
with Special Guests Elizabeth & The Catapult:
6/10 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom
6/11 Philadelphia, PA North Star
6/12 Washington, DC DC9
6/14 Columbus, OH Basement
6/16 Pontiac, MI Crofoot Ballroom
6/17 Chicago, IL Subterranean
6/19 Minneapolis, MN 7th Street
6/29 Boston CafÃ© 939
Additional dates to be announced.