Australian singer Lenka stopped by the AllMusic Studios recently to talk about unintentionally writing songs in her car and growing in a more optimistic musical direction, and to perform "Blue Skies" from her latest album, The Bright Side.

Lenka's earlier releases, Lenka, Two and Shadows, all received four stars from our editors, who called her one of 2008's strongest newcomers and used terms like "pure radio gold," "lovably bright and sunny" and "rapturous, ceaselessly melodic, vintage-sounding orchestral pop" to describe her work. Matt Collar went as far as to call Shadows a "tiny masterpiece."

For more on Lenka, stop by her Facebook page.

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