It seems like it would be fun to have famous parents.
Think about that again.
Sean Lennon discusses the burden of having famous parents in a new interview.
Most of us do not know what it’s like to grow up in the shadow of famous parents. We can try to relate though. Think of when you go to a high school that your parents attended. Your teachers compare you to your parents and you are watched for your similarities and differences. Now, think of what it is like to be in the spotlight because you have famous parents. Yes, you can make your own name from your parents like Miley Cyrus but sometimes it’s hard to move away from that. Sean Lennon is constantly compared to his parents. We know how you feel! At least, we’d like to think we know.
Check out what it is like to have famous parents below.
If he was an ordinary musician without the famous last name, the assortment of music projects keeping Sean Lennon busy right now (producer, band member, solo artist, environmental activist) might cry out creative restlessness or workaholic.
Heâ€™s co-produced the forthcoming album by Fat White Family, and heâ€™s also working with members of the group on a side project, a new act called the Moonlandingz who have an EP out in October. Itâ€™s released on his label Chimera Music, a label started by Lennon and his girlfriend Charlotte Kemp Muhl, and heâ€™ll head into the studio next month to help produce and play on a Moonlandingz record, with an EP planned for October.
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Meanwhile, Lennon has also started writing new music for his and Muhlâ€™s band (they play together under the moniker The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger), in addition to new songs for himself â€“ a batch of tunes that, once heâ€™s ready to put them out, will comprise his first solo album in almost a decade. As if thatâ€™s not enough, heâ€™s collaborating with his mother Yoko Ono on a new album sheâ€™s releasing in January. Oh, and heâ€™s directing a documentary spotlighting some of his friends who work as artists in New York.
From the outside, it might seem like a lot for one artist to tackle. But thatâ€™s where the youngest son of the guy who formed the Beatles finds himself these days â€“ not so much addicted to keeping busy, just focused on making the things that make him happy.
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