中 文 名: 蕾恩卡•克莉帕克
外 文 名: Lenka Kripac
别 名: lenka
国 籍: 美国
民 族: 新南威尔士
出 生 地: 澳大利亚新南威尔士
蕾恩卡•克莉帕克，1978年3月出生于澳大利亚，全名Lenka Kripac，六岁时伴随吹奏小号的父亲而开口歌唱，慢慢培养出对音乐的高度兴趣。移居悉尼之后，Lenka开始学习舞蹈等表演课程，进入艺术学院加强其发声训练。2004年加入Electronic-Rock团体Decoder Ring，替短片「犹太男孩/Jewboy」编写配乐而风靡许多电影节会场，更跃登澳洲大小音乐祭典舞台。Lenka飞到美国洛杉矶寻找更多音乐灵感，同时不断于工作室里头制作自己的歌曲。2007年获得Epic Records赏识，顺利签入旗下发表了个人同人专辑《Lenka》，专辑大卖，销售超过金唱片。专辑中的歌曲“Trouble Is A Friend”受广大粉丝喜爱。2011年发表个人第二张专辑《Two》，甜美的声音再次回归，绝不输于第一张专辑。最受大家喜爱的歌曲有“Trouble Is A Friend”、“The show”、“Everything at Once”和“You will be mine”。出演过《聚散离合》、《碟》等影视作品。
2015年6月18日，蕾恩卡推出第四张专辑《The Bright Side》。
Lenka (born Lenka Kripac on 19 March 1978) is an Australian singer-songwriter, known for her song "The Show," (produced by Stuart Brawley), from her self-titled album Lenka. Her latest song "Everything at Once" was used in the official Windows 8 TV Ad.
The daughter of a Czech musician father and an Australian schoolteacher mother, Lenka was raised in the Australian bush of New South Wales until age seven, when her family moved to Sydney, where she received her schooling and music training, and started to work as a musician.
As a teenager, Lenka studied acting at the Australian Theatre For Young People, where she trained with actress Cate Blanchett. Lenka starred in the Australian ABC-TV drama series GP as Vesna Kapek in the 1990s. She also hosted Cheez TV and has guest starred in other Australian TV series, including Home and Away, Wild Side, Head Start, and Spellbinder. She appeared in Australian feature films The Dish and Lost Things, as well as in theatre productions.
As Lenka Kripac, she was a member of the Australian electronic-rock crossover band Decoder Ring for two of their albums. She then moved to California in 2007.
After adopting her first name as her sole artistic name, Lenka released her eponymous debut album on 24 September 2008, with "The Show" (produced by Stuart Brawley) chosen to be the first single release from the set. The album peaked at number 142 on the US Billboard 200 The song also featured for the Windows 8 ad , becoming a world wide success.
Lenka creates paper art type of stop-motion animated music videos for each of her singles with James Gulliver Hancock, a visual artist from Australia. The childlike appearance to all her music videos is done on purpose by the duo. Her vocal stylings are a juxtaposition of pop and layered, complicated influences.
She provided vocals on two tracks ("Addicted" and "Sunrise") on German artist Schiller's album Atemlos, released in Germany on 12 March 2010. (wiki）
by Andrew Leahey
Taking a break from her duties as vocalist and keyboardist for Australia's Decoder Ring, songwriter Lenka Kripac relocated to Los Angeles and began crafting eclectic, atmospheric pop songs under her forename. Her solo material took its cues from artists like Jem and Björk, with Lenka pitting her breathy vocals against landscapes of electronic drumbeats, horns, and twinkling piano. A former child actor who'd studied under Cate Blanchett, she also brought a sense of theatricality to her music, and Epic Records brought her aboard the label's roster in late 2007. Lenka decamped to the East Coast to record her debut album in Woodstock, NY, with artists like Howie Day and Missy Higgins stopping by for quick cameos. She then settled in Los Angeles, where she played frequent shows at the intimate Hotel Café before her self-titled album, Lenka, arrived in September 2008.
"The Show," the lead single from Lenka's debut, cracked the Top 40 in several countries, including the U.K, Switzerland, and Poland (where it climbed to number one). Meanwhile, Lenka became engaged to James Gulliver Hancock, the visual artist behind several of her music videos, and spent most of the following year touring the world. Her engagement figured heavily on her second album, Two, a collection of pop tunes and winsome love songs that appeared in early 2011. Lenka returned in 2013 with Shadows, an orchestral pop album inspired by the birth of her son.
In 2013,she released her third album Shadow.
In 2015,she released her fifth album The Bright Side.
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