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Singer/songwriter Louise Goffin grew up watching and listening to her famous parents craft some of pop music's greatest songs. As the daughter of Gerry Goffin and Carole King, Louise Goffin was always surrounded by music. She started playing piano at age six and by age eight, she was writing her own songs; however, she was painfully shy of singing. She tried her hand at a recording career anyway, releasing Kid Blue in 1979. It was a modest effort and quite charming, but Goffin was overshadowed by the powerful work of her mother. A self-titled effort followed in 1981 and a year later, Goffin contributed "Uptown Boys" to the Fast Times at Ridgemont High soundtrack. Still, she was coming into her own as an adult and found songwriting to be a difficult task. Her third album, This Is the Place, appeared on Warner Bros. in 1988, but it wasn't enough to establish Goffin as a major artist.
Almost ten years later, Goffin yearned to do it again. This time, she was more mature as a mother and wife, and had more experience under her belt. She found herself shaping her music into something more stylish and sophisticated, practically matching the honesty of Shawn Colvin and the casual air of Aimee Mann. Louise Goffin finally got it right; she made her Dreamworks debut with Sometimes a Circle in early 2002. She and her famous mother also re-recorded King's classic "Where You Lead" for the theme song to the WB's The Gilmore Girls. Bad Little Animals followed in 2008, released on Goffin's label Majority of One. She also performed live and enlisted Alice Cooper and Johnny Depp for backing vocals on her 2013 single "Watching the Sky Turn Blue."