By Victoria Barker
AUSTRALIAN pop princess Lenka Kripac, better known simply as Lenka, is growing up.
Though she is famous for cutesy, optimistic ditties like The Show and Trouble Is A Friend (from her 2008 eponymous debut), the 32-year-old finds that she is starting to write darker songs.
Plus, the twinkle-eyed lass tied the knot just three weeks ago. She is married to visual artist James Gulliver Hancock, who does most of the art on her albums and stage set-ups.
Ahead of her second Singapore showcase tomorrow - a closed-door showcase at TAB - my paper sat down with her for a chat about married life and her second album, Two.
How does the new album compare to the last?
It's faster, more dancey and a bit more electronic. It's still definitely a happy, mood-lifter kind of album, even more so than the last.
But it's not quite so cutesy and childlike.
Does that mean that you might be gravitating towards a darker sound in the future?
I do write songs that are a bit darker and weirder, as well as more experimental and slower with less hooks. I choose not to put them on Two.
There's a part of me that fears my fans would hate them. They seem to respond really well when I write uplifting songs.
How's married life been treating you?
We've been together for 5½ years, so it doesn't really feel different... I'm glad I'm with someone who's really cool with me writing about our deepest, darkest moments.
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