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Lewis Hamilton Formula One champion and… popstar?

By | Published on Thursday 17 December 2015

Lewis Hamilton

A year ago, Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton revealed that he had started making music, though at that point he wasn’t willing to make any of it available to the public. That, it seems, has now changed.

Speaking to US documentary show ’60 Minutes’, Hamilton played clips from two songs, ‘J’Adore’ and ‘Lookin At You’, telling interviewer Charlie Rose: “Music’s been a huge passion of mine since I was young. I started playing guitar when I was thirteen. In [the studio] I can be me, I can be vulnerable, I can show a side to me that people don’t [usually] get to see”.

“The plan has always been [to make music] just as a hobby”, he added. “But it’s starting to get to a point now where it’s very serious, and we spend a lot of time here [in the studio]. When I’m not training and getting ready for the race I’m in here”.

Noting that he potentially has a ready-made fanbase through his racing, he said: “I never thought in a million years I’d have people following me. You know, fans. I want to share [my music] with them. I wanna see what they think. My work ethic here is exactly the same as it is on the racetrack, but it’s just here I can be… me”.

Watch the video (and hear the music) here: