Ella Travolta talks about her musical upbringing with dad John

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Music is, quite simply, in Ella Travolta’s blood. “It’s always been a big part of my life,” she told POPSUGAR. “I grew up around music.”

Of course, the 22-year-old didn’t just grow up around music – she was raised by the star of one of the greatest musicals of all time. His father, John Travoltafamous in “Grease” alongside the late Olivia Newton-John, whom he recently paid tribute to the Oscars 2023. Growing up, Ella remembers spending a lot of time bonding around music with her dad and late mother Kelly Preston. “He was always singing a lot or just improvising songs and dancing,” Ella says of her father. “Same with my mum. It’s always been a big part of my life – playing music, and singing to him, and me singing with him. It’s definitely been a huge inspiration.”

Now, Ella is following in her father’s footsteps and preparing to release her first EP, titled “The Colors of Love.” “It was definitely a learning experience and a long one,” she says. “I learned so much. I did it without a label, just to see how it works and really get my hands on it. It’s been a lot of fun.” Each track on the six-song EP is based on a color, she says, and each paints a portrait of a different type of love. “Each song is really a different approach and a different point of view on the subject, whether it’s a relationship with a partner, a family member, a friend or an unrequited love,” he explains. -She.

In addition to inheriting her love for music from her father, she also takes after her mother, who died of breast cancer in July 2020. Ella participates in The next generation of Silk Nextmilk campaign, which puts a modern spin on the iconic 90s “Got Milk” Campaign – of which Preston herself was a part. “It’s absolutely amazing. To see that she did that back then, it’s so beautiful,” Ella said. “They put such a cool twist on it. For my generation, a lot more people are going plant-based and using plant-based products, and it’s great to be a part of that and represent the ‘stache. herbal.”

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Between her music and her modeling projects, Ella is busy, but she still manages to stay close to her family. In February, Ella accompanied his father to Las Vegas for his 69th birthday. “The trip was amazing. It was a dream of his to recreate that old Vegas TWA poster,” she laughs, referring to a Las Vegas-themed Trans World Airlines poster her dad used to love when he was a child. “He definitely carried it through. It was lovely.”

From her early days playing impromptu musical theater shows for her family to the tragedies and the launch of her professional music career, her father has remained a constant in Ella’s life. “It’s amazing,” she says of their relationship. “He’s my best friend and my biggest fan, and I’m definitely his. Having that support is just so important, and I’m so lucky to have it from him.”

Below, watch Ella play a snippet from her debut single “Dizzy” — complete with a cameo appearance from her dad.

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