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Lena Dunham Just Gave Mad Love To An Australian Musician

We guess you could say she "Adores" her.

Life is a rollercoaster you’ve just got to ride — one day you’re struggling to get your music career off the ground, the next you’ve got the #2 song in triple j’s Hottest 100 and Lena Dunham’s tweeting about how much she likes you.

So it went for Amy Shark, an overnight success some ten years in the make. Before she went multi-platinum with ‘Adore’, Amy was a regular on the Gold Coast pub circuit, working a day job in video editing and trying to get people to notice her music. At 30 years old she linked up with producer M-Phazes for a song, a hit was born and the rest is history.

It’s a slow-burn success story that she wants to share with other artists: “If you’re a musician who’s feeling low/deflated. This time last year I had a demo called ‘Adore’ on my laptop,” she tweeted last night. “Chin up, it can change quickly.”

Not long after, Girls creator Lena Dunham hit Amy back with proof that her new single ‘Weekends’ has made it all the way to Brooklyn:

Dunham’s not the only big name international to get behind Amy Shark — former Blink 182 guitarist Tom DeLonge tweeted earlier this month that Amy is “the next HUGE thing”. Pretty cool given the singer namechecks DeLonge as one her biggest inspirations.

Listen to the Lena-approved ‘Weekends’ below.