Following in her mother’s footsteps is Lourdes Leon!
The 25-year-old model and oldest daughter of Madonna, Lourdes Leon, officially began her musical career on Wednesday with the surprise release of her dreamy, dance-pop debut single “Lock&Key” and its gritty, yet hyperreal music video.
Lourdes Leon, 25, seductively croons over gentle, breathy vocals about a relationship with complex dynamics over club-ready production from Samuel Burgess, Hara Kiri, and Eartheater in “Lock&Key.” In the chorus of the song, she sings, “I need a wind / Whisk me away / I need to breathe / Nothing to say.”
After high school, Lourdes Leon claims she required independence from her “control freak” mother Madonna.
The second stanza of the Eartheater song “Lock&Key,” which was distributed by Chemical X, appears to quote Lady Gaga, a pop diva who has had a contentious relationship with Leon’s mother.
Leon postures and performs for the camera in ultra-stylized views captured in New York City’s outer boroughs in the future music video for the single, which was directed by Eartheater. She has been spotted wearing high-fashion attire while getting in and out of cars, walking with a man through a cemetery, and on a walk with a large German Shepherd dog.
At the conclusion of the video, Leon performs the splits while wearing a wearable net, a larger-than-life locked heart, and a necklace with another locked heart. (Perhaps references to “Open Your Heart”?)
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Leon has modeled for companies like Marc Jacobs, Swarovski, Calvin Klein, Mugler, and. She appeared in her debut music video for Eartheater’s “Joyride,” which was inspired by Grand Theft Auto, last year.
Although “Lock&Key” is her first official solo release, Madonna superfans may recall that Leon, then a teenager, sang background vocals for the MDNA song “Superstar” in 2012 while she was still a part of the group.
Lourdes Leon, the daughter of Madonna, made her music debut with the song “Lock&Key,” which makes a reference to Lady Gaga.
The record, which was co-produced by Eartheater, blends Leon’s soft vocals with avant-garde electro sounds to create an upbeat party anthem.
Leon sings on the song, “No sleep, next plane, no sleep, make-up, next club, next car, no sleep, no fear.”
The song’s lyrics appear to make reference to how the “Bad Romance” singer described her work ethic and way of life in an earlier interview: “No sleep, bus, club, ‘nother club, ‘nother club, plane, next destination, no sleep, no fear.”
Madonna and Gaga have a complicated relationship. Some Madonna fans claimed that Gaga had plagiarized her 1989 song “Express Yourself” for the 2011 track “Born This Way” in 2011.
In a 2012 ABC interview, Madonna addressed the issue, claiming that Gaga’s song “feels reductive.”
The two later dispelled feud rumours, though, with an Instagram snap from 2019 showing them tightly hugging at Madonna’s Oscar afterparty.
Lourdes Leon discussed the notion of venturing into acting or music in an interview with Madonna’s lifelong friend Debi Mazar about growing up with the Queen of Pop, 64, that was released last year via Interview magazine.
In all honesty, she can’t stand being around actors. She can sing, so that’s music. Simply put, she doesn’t give a damn. Perhaps it’s too personal, she stressed the value of solitude in her life to Mazar, 57.
Lourdes Leon is the only kid Madonna and her ex-husband Carlos Leon have together. She also has daughters Mercy, 16, and twins Estere and Stella, 10, as well as two boys, Rocco Ritchie, 22, and David Banda, 16, whom she has with another ex-partner, director Guy Ritchie.