Lola Lennox

FRESH: ‘In The Wild’ – Lola Lennox

Lola Lennox debuts with “In The Wild”!

With her first single, “In The Wild”, singer-songwriter Lola Lennox is ready to hit the ground running in 2020. The song, available on streaming services, has an incredible companion video, gorgeously directed by Natalie Johns (Sam Smith, John Legend, Childish Gambino), who also worked with her mother, Annie Lennox, on her critically acclaimed PBS Special An Evening of Nostalgia, and 8 other music videos for the Nostalgia project. “In the Wild,” reflects a toxic relationship that was still fresh in Lola’s mind during a songwriting session. “The verses depict a depressive, grey city, a suffocating feeling. The chorus is a dreamscape, fantasizing about letting go of the issues to make something work even when you know deep down it’s not the right choice. The video for the song really enhances the emotion of what I was feeling”, says the 30 year old.

Lola ended 2019 with a bang after the success of SERENGETI, a documentary that aired this past summer on BBC (UK), Discover Network (USA) and 24 other countries around the world including China, South Korea, Brazil, Australia and Iran. The innovative six-part series highlighted majestic animals in their day-to-day setting on Africa’s Serengeti, with narration by Oscar winning actress Lupita Nyong’o and an original score by Will Gregory (Goldfrapp). Lola wrote and recorded several songs for the docu-series with Will, and was able to perform them with the Hollywood Symphony Orchestra at a special event for at the show’s premiere in Los Angeles. A inspiring talent on the rise, Lola will be releasing more singles throughout the year.

For more about Lola, check out her WEBSITE and her FACEBOOK page

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Written by Christopher Smith

So perhaps you’ve read an article or two that I’ve written and wondered “just who is this character?”! Well I thought maybe it would be time to introduce myself and what I’m all about. Well it’s all about the music! Having been born in the late 1970’s I was heavily influenced by my parent’s love of ‘popular’ music and rock and roll of the 1950’s and 60’s. My Mother always said she should of married Elvis and my father was, and is still, in love with Sandie Shaw! But while my Dad’s tastes stopped in about 1967, my Mum carried on loving music throughout the 70’s, 80’s and beyond. My first memory was playing on the floor whilst my Mother was ironing one day with the radio on, and hearing ABBA’s “Super Trouper” dancing my nappy off to it! Maybe that’s where it all went wrong…?! Having been subjected to all and sundry in my infant years, I finally found my feet in the mid-1980’s and began ‘partying’ to the likes of Culture Club, Stevie Wonder(!), Elkie Brooks and Bananarama to name but a few! The year 1987 would have a profound effect on my listening tastes and from thereon in my life would be dominated with buying and listening to music. Any number of outstanding songs were released and listened to that year, most notably “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now”, “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” and “La Isla Bonita”. That Summer my mind was completely taken over with music and sounds I’d never heard before and I was totally taken in by it all. My father would say “whaaar rubbish you got on naaaaao?” (I’m from Norfolk!) but I was hooked. And it continued so for the rest of the decade and the next. At the beginning of 1988 I ‘met’ my true love and the singer I’ve worshipped more than any other artist or group. You may know of her. She’s from Australia…! Aside from pop music, my tastes are many and varied and continues to grow and expand as I ‘mature’ in age. I’ve always been heavily interested in films and in particular the mechanics of film making and of course film music, so scores and subsequently orchestral music takes up a lot of my tastes and collection. 90’s dance and club tunes also takes up much of the space in my head and I’m surprised my brain has stopped shaking from the years of abuse it took being dragged to nightclubs, often three times a week in my 20’s! I find with each year that passes I regress back to my youth and of course the 1980’s. 80’s music dominates and the lust to see as many 80’s acts and singers play live now is insatiable. I’m still getting into the groove as much as every breath I take, but I’m never gonna give up listening to my heart and pumping up the volume, simply because I LOVE MUSIC…any kind of music!
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