FAMILIAR NAME & A SENSATIONAL SOUND
by Norman Warwick
Lola Lennox (left) is a British singer, songwriter, and model. She is the sister of British fashion model Tali Lennox, and daughter of Scottish singer Annie Lennox and Israeli film producer Uri Fruchtmann.
She has collaborated with Will Gregory of Goldfrapp on a tv soundtrack from which two low key singles have been released. She is further raising the bar now with the release of a more upbeat single called back At The Wrong. The Daily Mail reviewer likens it in tone and delivery to Adele´s Rolling In The Deep.
Having a Grammy award-winning mother setting the standard wasn’t always easy for singer Lola Lennox – but whatever initial intimidation she felt she managed to turn into drive, she said.
´I wrote the song about a relationship that was as exciting and passionate as it was tragic and difficult,´ she told Reuters recently in an interview from her home in Los Angeles, California.
´I think everyone has those kind of compulsive relationships …you know you’re in a bit of a mess but you keep going back to it,” she said, adding that she’s ´not in such a relationship any more. ´
Lola Lennox, who started singing when she was eight years old, said becoming a singer wasn’t always a smooth journey. She had to overcome self-doubt and work hard to feel ready to launch her music career: ´I really wanted to get … to a level that I was proud of,´ she said.
Following in her mother’s footsteps helped her meet people in the industry, but she still had to prove herself and she felt she had a lot to live up to.
´Having my mum as my mum – when I was younger, it was like a really high bar that I was trying to shoot for because I had this standard to get to …when I was younger, it was maybe a little intimidating to me, but I turned that into a driving force.´
In April she enjoyed partnering with her mother to sing a duet of Eurythmic’s hit There Must Be An Angel for Global Citizen’s coronavirus fundraising concert One World: Together At Home. Annie Lennox also co-produced Back At Wrong.
´I feel lucky to have her there for me,´ Lola said.
While Lola Lennox doesn’t like to type-cast her music into a theme she acknowledges that she is interested in people, psychology and examining emotion.
Lennox’s daughter Lola Lennox oozed glamour on Tuesday night, as she took to the stage at the star-studded Serengeti premiere.
The singer, 29, stunned in a black thigh-split gown as she performed at the Wallis Annenberg Centre for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills.
She may have a posh English accent and live in Los Angeles but Lola Lennox is ´proud of her Scottish roots´.
Her mother was, of course, one of the biggest stars of the eighties with Eurythmics, before her stellar solo success that has included an Oscar, Golden Globe, four Grammys and seven Brits, including a record six times crowned as best British female.
And now Lola, 29, is following her 65-year-old mum into the music industry.
Her official debut single, Back At Wrong, is released today and according to one of Scotland´s major newspapers, The Daily Record, she hopes Scots will get behind her as much as they have backed Annie during her incredible career.
Lola told the Record: “I love Scotland – the people, the nature and the history is all amazing, and I am proud of my Scottish roots. I have very fond memories of staying with my grandma in Aberdeen, visiting the lochs in Inverness and spending Hogmanay in Dornoch.´