Despite a lot of people seeing him as nothing but the spoiled slacker son of late musical icon and co-founder of the Beatles, John Lennon, Sean Taro Ono Lennon has made a name for himself.
Sean contributed to groups as a musician and producer; he has also released numerous albums as a solo artist. He has a long list of projects including producing the Fat White Family’s album and collaborating on another album with his mother, Yoko Ono, which will premiere in January.
Sean’s initial appearance on record was on his mother’s Season of Glass (1981), telling a story that his father used to say to him. After which he performed "It’s Alright" on the Ono tribute album, "Every Man Has a Woman," in 1984.
He is no ordinary musician, not because of his last name but because of the variety of projects keeping him busy. Being a producer, band member, solo artist, and an environmental activist, you can easily refer to him as a workaholic.
He has started writing new music for his band which is owned by him and his girlfriend, Charlotte Kemp Muhl. He is also directing a documentary featuring some of his friends who work as artists in New York.
Sean will be reaching a milestone as he is turning 40 in October, which was the same age his father was when he was murdered in 1980 by a deranged fan outside the Dakota, an apartment in Manhattan where his family lived.
Sean finds himself thinking less these days about legacy and expectations and more about the direction of his life, and the type of art he wants to release into the world.
He has a revitalized willingness to give something new to the fans once again while fortifying himself for the critics. He said,
“no matter what I do, people see me as the spoiled slacker son of John and Yoko.”
Sean is not hiding as he maintains an active public presence on his social media platforms. If you ask him about what music or band excites him, he’ll direct you to his Spotify playlist which is open to the public by the way; a mixture of everything from the Beach Boys to the Zombies to the West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band.
He is committed to making music and art in his way and in his own time.