After recently announcing her debut EP and sharing first single ‘Desiring Machines’, Brandenburg-born, London-based Atka is sharing the second track from the record, ‘Lenny’. EP The Eye Against The Ashen Sky is due November 3.
Blending the folklore of her native village in the woods of Brandenburg with the industrial, electronic sounds of London and Berlin, Atka makes powerful, intellectually-driven art-pop. On new track ‘Lenny’, Atka offers “This is a song about how one man’s obsession with finding meaning turns everything around him into a swamp of meaninglessness that also sucks in everyone around him. It’s witnessing empty repetition right in front of your eyes and the helplessness, all-limbs-dropping-to-the-floor exhaustion felt as a result, when caring for someone who is depressed. And ultimately it’s about the absence of being perceived by that person and one’s drift into a ghost-like state. When no one is watching or sees me – do I even exist? ‘Lenny’ is about “reverse-paranoia” if you want it.”