OTG Landon talks about his new single 'I don't need her' and recollects starring in 'Meet the Barkers'
OTG Landon (Landon Barker) is no stranger fame. In fact, the now 15-year-old was famous since birth. Music runs in his family and keeping with the family tradition, Landon too is taking after his father Travis Barker by exploring a career in music. Landon's introduction to fame started as early as when he was two-years-old. He found himself in the 'Meet the Barkers' a reality TV series that ran for two seasons starting in April 2005.
After his father, Travis rose to fame as a drummer for The Transplants and Blink-182, Landon followed the style of his father. And now at the age of 15, Landon recently released his single 'I Don't Need Her.' In an exclusive interview with Meaww, Landon talks to us about his song and his inspiration behind it and his upcoming music.
Starting off by talking about his song 'I Don't Need Her' he says that the target audience is kids his age. "We shot the video at a skate park, so it’s a lot of my friends riding skateboards and BMX bikes. I feel like kids my age will enjoy the song and video," Landon said and added that he is also getting a lot of love and support from the time it was released. He also revealed that the inspiration behind his song was a relationship.
Apart from his music Landon is quite the YouTube sensation, his video titled 'NYC: Getting My Nose Pierced' that has been streamed for over 4.7 million times. Landon revealed that the idea just came to him and his cameraman one day and that marked the beginning of his YouTube journey. "I was in New York, and my cameraman and I decided to make a video. That’s where it started!"
After taking a look at his social media pages, it was clear that he was close to XXXTentacion who was murdered. Talking about his relationship with the rapper and how he felt when he heard the news of his demise he said, "He was definitely my favorite rapper and inspiration. I was heartbroken and devastated when I heard the news. My Dad has recorded a couple of songs with him, so I’ve had the honor of meeting his Mom, Cleo."
He was just around two years old when his family's reality TV show 'Meet the Barkers' aired. When we asked him if he remembers anything from it and if he would like the show to come back he said, "I’d love for the show to come back, but I don’t really have any memories of it besides what I see on YouTube." Talking about his family, he also revealed that his father did a great job of showing him all styles of music — everything from punk rock to rap music.
Apart from 'I Don't Need Her' Landon has a new single 'Whip' that is all set to release soon. When asked if he is planning to release an album pretty soon he said, "I think I’m gonna do a couple of EPs with friends first. I just did a song with my friend Jesus Honcho." But for now, he said, "I’m just recording songs every week and releasing singles."