Julian Lennon spent 10 years crafting his latest album.

The singer and songwriter - son of late Beatles musician John Lennon - spent a long time in the studio perfecting the tracks on 'Everything Changes' to ensure they were perfectly in line with his artistic vision.

He told Hello! magazine: ''This album has been written over 10 years. I consider writing, singing and producing a creative endeavour, not a commercial one. Getting it right is more important to me. It sort of emerges. You think of a song and then start by putting it down over a cup of tea. Musicians pop by and then it takes on its own life.''

Julian, 50, freely admits he lives in the shadow of his famous father - one of the most celebrated songwriters of the 20th century - but says he also feels he has validated himself as an artist in his own right.

He added: ''There are diehard Beatles and John Lennon fans who think I have done a phenomenal job - written or sung equally brilliant songs.

''Even [Beatles producer Sir] George Martin said if I wasn't John Lennon's son I'd be far better acknowledged. Half the fans love me and the other half won't give me the time of day. People get locked into their opinions. I do try to understand but at some point I have to let go. It's nice when I have much younger audience who aren't necessarily aware of the connection. I chose to just get on with it, but sometimes, something catches your eye and takes you down a notch or two.''