Bio

Lenken

Singer-songwriter

Lenken's humble beginnings started in Wellington, New Zealand. Growing up in Culture filled with R&B/Hip Hop enthusiasts, Lenken attained a love for R&B music from a young age. He took up singing seriously after high school. His love for music came naturally coming from a musical family. He began to write his own songs soon after and has been crafting his art ever since. . Lenken landed a spot on New Zealand Idol in 2006 and was a top 12 finalist.

Lenken moved over to Sydney, Australia in 2007 to pursue his music. His music highlight was being selected as the main opening act for Rapper/Actor Ja Rule. He’s performed in many venues around Sydney and has grown his fan base and continues to do so through his soulful voice and music.

Musical influences are Stevie wonder, Michael Jackson, Boyz II Men, Usher and Ne-Yo. His style is a blend of Pop, R&B, Soul and Funk.

New Single

New Single - BACK AROUND is out! Be sure to have a listen on your favourite platform.

 

Press / Reviews

Music Blog -Myriad Muzik 

http://myriadmuzik.com/?s=lenken

SONG - INTO MINE 

Lenken details an intimacy of connection over a pristine Pop instrumental that combines elements of Soul and R&B. More than a superficial love ballad Lenken’s latest single ‘Into Mine’ is an ode to deep limitless love. Stating the song is “about the deeper connection of a relationship. The intertwining of two souls. Feeding off each other in terms of energies.” Over energetic chords, subtle percussion that progresses to a crescendo of Trap and Hip-Hop hi hats, snares and snaps during the chorus, lush piano chords during an acoustic bridge, and harmonious melodies Lenken creates the feeling of pure joy and ecstasy. The perfect tune for any occasion Lenken’s keen ear for melody, song structure and relatable content make ‘Into Mine’ and immediate single masterpiece.

 

Music Blog- Stereo Stickman

https://stereostickman.com/music/lenken-back-around/

SONG - BACK AROUND

Retro synth melodies and heavy bass-work back up a soulful RnB vocal for this catchy and intimate new single from Lenken. 

Leading with a somewhat nostalgic vibe from the outset, the thud of the beat and the contrasting clap builds a vastly accessible pop-like mood. Weave in these long-form verses, passionate and cleanly mixed, and things slowly but surely lean towards refreshing new realms.

The latter half welcomes in a level of Gospel inspiration as multiple voices unite to increase that underlying warmth. The clear emotion and volume of the leading voice explodes in unison with this – resulting in a wholly immersive, addictive final hook, that begs the amateur singers out there to try and follow it along. 

Ultimately, Lenken puts in a stunning performance, and while the song has the comfort of yesteryear in certain stylistic aspects, it feels like a genuinely new piece of writing. Nothing comes to mind other than how impressive the structure, set-up and delivery are. Beautifully crafted, I look forward to hearing more.

 

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