Lola Lennox has made huge waves in 2020
The apple doesn’t fall removed from the tree with Annie Lennox and her daughter Lola, who’s following in her mum’s footsteps into the world of music and doing a fairly darn good job to this point.
Lola Lennox has created a noteworthy buzz this 12 months along with her singles In The Wild, Pale and Again At Unsuitable which had been critically-acclaimed.
The 30-year-old is rounding off the 12 months on a excessive with the discharge of her new single La La Love Me, which boasts manufacturing from none aside from her mum, Eurythmics frontwoman Annie, and has obtained wholesome airplay on Radio 2.
Lola’s develop into one of the crucial hotly-tipped artists for 2021 and her expertise speaks for itself. Even when some individuals – notably one cheeky Instagram follower who accused her of nepotism – assume Lola’s success this 12 months is off her mum’s again.
So how does she really feel about her exhausting work being decreased to it’s-who-you-know?
‘I’ve been in a position to put my toe in a door however I’m by no means going to have the ability to get by the door except the music and me as a human hits a sure stage. Nobody’s going to play my music on the radio if it doesn’t hit a sure mark,’ Lola advised Metro.co.uk.
She continued: ‘So my concept of navigate my means by that’s let the songs converse for themselves. If the music’s adequate then I deserve a spot right here.’
Lola says working along with her mum Annie has strengthened their bond (Image: Getty Pictures)
Annie, 65, jumped on the alternative to work along with her eldest daughter, who she shares with filmmaker Uri Fruchtmann, and Lola admits it’s completed wonders for his or her relationship.
The singer defined: ‘It’s been totally different by the years however we’ve come to a spot now the place I really feel like we share this bond. I’m proud to be a part of her journey and she or he’s proud to be a part of mine at first of no matter that is going to be.
‘She’s an individual of such authenticity and an individual of excessive morals and a excessive inventive normal. To me she’s solely inspiring. I’m acutely aware of not leaning too strongly on her. I’m unbiased and I need to write the songs I need to write and do issues coming from a spot of me doing them as an grownup and never relying on her.
‘However we’re additionally proud to be on this collectively and it’s truly been a lovely factor to have a bond by making music collectively within the studio.’
Nevertheless, there are a lot of misconceptions about kids of celebrities and for Lola, it was a tough lesson she discovered at a younger age.
‘I believe I felt extra strain than artists who… I’ve had this balancing act between confidence and figuring out myself and a little bit of insecurity and having to succeed in a sure bar,’ she stated.
‘I’ve gotten to a spot the place I’ve written a lot music and explored myself as an artist and really feel assured in myself now whereas in my teenagers and early 20s, I felt deeply insecure as a result of I felt like I’m within the shadow a bit of bit. However as an grownup I’ve been in a position to flip that round and it’s truly given me a little bit of incentive to work tougher and do higher,’ she revealed.
Not solely did Lola get to work along with her mum on new single La La Love Me, but in addition her boyfriend Braeden Wright who’s a mannequin and producer and makes a cute cameo within the Again At Unsuitable music video.
‘All of us have respect for one another within the studio, all of us hear and respect what the opposite has to supply,’ Lola revealed.
The musician went on: ‘I really feel like me and my mum have a pure means of stepping out of the mom daughter factor and go into the studio factor. All of us have the frequent curiosity of creating one of the best for the music and a mutual belief of one another’s inventive choices.
The Again At Unsuitable singer needs to uplift along with her music
Watch this house in 2021 for Lola
‘We actually haven’t butted heads at throughout it, it’s been a complete pleasure. One factor that’s been useful is there’s three of us within the room so we are able to make choices.’
Lola is musically impressed by the 60s, 70s and Motown period and cites the likes of Nina Simone and Etta James because the artists she appears to be like as much as – she has a very particular love for Stevie Marvel who she first met when she was seven.
Summing up her sound, the singer stated: ‘I all the time need to channel this emotionally-drenched vitality by the songs. I write songs which might be unhappy and poignant after which additionally songs that uplift you.’
She added of La La Love Me: ‘It’s a extremely celebratory music and it’s there to elevate your spirits. Everybody’s going by hardship proper now and folks can’t exit with their buddies.
‘I wished this music to simply make individuals really feel completely happy and joyful. Listening to responses on social media and it being performed, it simply makes individuals really feel good.’
Lola Lennox’s new single, La La Love Me, is out now. Her EP is anticipated to reach in spring 2021.