[S]ean Leon is wasting no time on his way to the top. His work ethic is unparalleled, his vision is without compromise and he’s proven to be the only one holding the keys to his future.
Since independently releasing I Think You’ve Gone Mad earlier this year, Leon has adapted to changes in his life while maintaining the artist range and consistency that define him. And as another young artist coming out of chart-dominating Toronto, Leon has spent much of his career proving he will not be made an industry plant.
His latest project is C.C.W.M.T.T., drawing on Sean’s ongoing journey of self-improvement. It grew out of a period where Sean had to go on a solo spiritual trip, “One I had to take on my own,” he says. This approach both reflects the project’s theme of solitude and showcases his poetic talent; his verses are economical yet not clipped, emotional yet accessible.
Through a crass combination of personality, style, lyrical content and entrepreneurial flare, his transparent persona is what makes Sean such a relatable figure. There’s no PR team, no booking agent, it’s just him, voicing his thoughts. He may not be a plant, but he’s certainly in bloom.
I caught up with Sean Leon to dig into C.C.W.M.T.T., the power of self-exploration, and what he’s learned from 2017.