Sean Lennon Signs With Capitol
Sean Lennon has inked a multi-album deal with Capitol Records, which is currently home to the back catalog of his late father John, as well as his mother, Yoko Ono. Lennon, who released his debut albuSean Lennon has inked a multi-album deal with Capitol Records, which is currently home to the back catalog of his late father John, as well as his mother, Yoko Ono. Lennon, who released his debut album, "Into the Sun," on Grand Royal in 1998, is writing all the material for his new album and is more than halfway through the process. "It's very different from the first album. It's alternative pop," says a source. It sounds like Weezer meets Brian Wilson."
"Into the Sun" debuted at No. 4 on Billboard's Heatseekers chart and has sold nearly 60,000 copies in the U.S., according to SoundScan. In the time since that release, Lennon has toured and recorded with Cibo Matto, and guested on albums by Handsome Boy Modeling School, Deltron 3030, and Action Figure Party, among others. He appears prominently on Ono's new album, "Blueprint for a Sunrise."
Lennon will appear on the soundtrack to Sean Penn's new movie, "I Am Sam," performing the Beatles' "Across the Universe" with Rufus Wainwright and Moby. The trio also performed the song at the recent John Lennon tribute concert in New York.