“That video, that period of music, I really feel very, very linked to my Mum’s profession,” she advised GLAMOUR. “I used to be born round that point, and there is undoubtedly a mystical aspect to the video and to the track. Which is one thing that I actually join with.”
Lola describes this mystical aspect as an “intense and creative hyperlink” between herself and her mum. “It has come up numerous occasions in my relationship along with her and in my life,” she says. “I really feel very aesthetically linked to her throughout that point additionally, so it simply made sense to me.”
When it got here to paying the homage itself, she describes how necessary it was for her to do her mum and her legacy justice. “I wished to do it with as a lot respect and admiration that I probably may. So I hope that interprets.”
Madonna’s golden age could have started within the ’80s, however Lola’s musical influences are a lot closely grounded within the late ‘90s and Noughties, from PJ Harvey to Large Assault. She tells GLAMOUR that she’s notably impressed by what was entering into London’s music scene on the time, and calls Amy Winehouse a fantastic instance of the authenticity she is all the time searching for.
“She actually didn’t give a sh*t about optics of who she was and was simply there to make music,” Lola says, citing an interview Amy did as one thing that resonated along with her deeply. “In one in all her interviews they requested her how she feels about being well-known. She’s like ‘I don’t care about this, I simply need individuals to depart me alone and let me make what I’m making.’ That’s the form of ethos I actually perceive and really feel the identical approach as her – it’s my entire mentality once I strategy the music.”
Lola exudes a dubiousness and nearly cynicism in relation to the broader leisure business. When GLAMOUR asks how she hopes her work will transfer the business alongside or encourage different performers, she solutions that she desires to be an instance of artistry, not fame.