Lennon Stella is blazing a trail with her modern, thoughtful, catchy pop songs. We talked hit records, being part of a hit TV show and hitting the road.
HI, welcome, it’s great to speak with you today.
How has your European
tour has been so far, as you reach the finale here in London
It’s been so fun, last night was blast. It’s been so cool
seeing the differences in each place and the energy change going from country
Tell us the story
behind your latest single ‘Golf on TV’
This song I wrote
with JP Saxe. I went in to the session,
started talking about how in love I am. JP is also very in love. We were basically talking about monogamy and how
great it is. We then started talking about people in open relationships. While we were talking about it, JP said ‘I
just don’t get that. Some people watch golf on TV, I don’t get that either.’ We
just started laughing and then we wrote about being in love with one person.
Talk us through how ‘La Di Da’ came about– that song has proved to be such a crowd pleaser.
I wrote that at song writing camp in Nicaragua, about two
years ago now. I wrote that with Emily
Warren and Joel Little. I was the first
time I ever wrote with them. We started talking and exploring everything I was
going through at the time. We ended
talking for hours and wrote the song in ten minutes. We had so much to talk about and the song came
from that. It ended up on the EP.
What were your five
favourite things about being Maddie on the show ‘Nashville’
It was cool playing the character from twelve to eighteen. That was fun
She’s very opinionated. She knows what she wants and I love that. It inspired me to be surer of my decisions
She’s a bit more of a rebel than I am, so I got out my rebellion through her
Being with my sister. We would fight on the show and got it all out
It was a cool cast to be part of and grow up around
You have collaborated
with some of the best musicians and songwriters around. Who has been the most
influential and why?
The Chainsmokers. I
love that collaboration. Playing that song live with them, going on tour and
opening the show – it was just on such a massive scale. I learned so much and took so much away from
What are your hopes
for the year ahead?
I am hyper focused on the album, putting that out and then touring. That’s were my head is at right now. Once that’s out, I think I feel at ease.
With an album there is so much more freedom. You have more
space to tell different stories. It’s
nice to have the room to be more creative. Different parts of your self can be
written about. The album really captures
different things I’ve been feeling, a bit of everything really.
How will you relax
and recharge when you get home?
I will spend two days straight not leaving the house. I’m such a homebody, so going back to Nashville – I just love being at home, taking it easy with my family and recharging.