Logan Lynn by Ingrid Renan (2017) My Movie Star

LOGAN LYNN

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ABOUT LOGAN LYNN

Logan Lynn is an American musician, writer, composer, singer, producer, mental health advocate, LGBT activist, filmmaker and television personality with a career that spans the past two decades.

Lynn is the former host of NewNowNext Music on MTV’s Logo Network and has done a number of televised commercial spots for the channel. His videos have been featured on MTV, VH1, Logo, Spike TV and countless web-based platforms since 2000.

Logan released his 8th studio album ADIEU in 2016. The record explored issues of mental health, addiction recovery, grief, loss, resilience and Lynn’s own lifelong battle with overcoming persistent suicidal ideation. ADIEU was named one of the Top 10 Albums of 2016 by Blurt Magazine and Disarm Magazine, as well as one of the “Top 5 Albums of 2016” by Insite Magazine.

In 2017 Lynn released a documentary film titled Lead With Love, about his controversial Inter-Community Dialogue Project with the conservative evangelical Mars Hill Megachurch. Later that year he starred in Last Meal, a new horror-comedy TV series from Two Penguins Productions and the writers of Search Party on TBS. Logan received the prestigious 2017 Award of Excellence from the National Council for Behavioral Health for his advocacy work in music, TV, film and community, and for founding the Keep Oregon Well campaign to fight the stigma of mental illness.

Logan Lynn has recently completed work on a new record, titled My Movie Star. The album is a collaboration with T-Pain muse GLASYS and features just Lynn and a grand piano. My Movie Star was produced by Logan Lynn and Jay Mohr (Saturday Night LiveJerry Maguire, Mohr Stories) and is due out in 2018.
 
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ABOUT MY MOVIE STAR

Breaking from his usual process, Logan Lynn wrote 19 new songs for My Movie Star by himself on the Steinway piano in his living room, then narrowed the tracklist down to 10 for the release. Unlike any of his previous work over the past 20 years, all of these tracks began with Lynn streaming his initial writing sessions live for his followers on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube from his loft in Portland, Oregon.

He then took those Steinway Sessions live recordings offline and sent countless clips to co-Producer Jay Mohr for feedback and direction. This back-and-forth process — which mainly consisted of Jay telling Logan to quiet down and pushing him to be braver and more exposed — went on for most of 2016 while Lynn was on the road promoting his last release, ADIEU

From there, Logan invited Portland-based piano genius (and T-Pain muse) GLASYS to come on board to build out the key parts and a few months later they locked themselves in The Hallowed Halls with Justin Phelps (Amanda PalmerDresden DollsDead Kennedys) and Mike Blackburn (The Wild WarScars on 45Dungen) until My Movie Star was complete. Lynn credits Jay Mohr, who is also a writer on 2 of the songs, for inspiring the album as a whole.

Logan Lynn and Jay Mohr are currently shopping the record to labels, but My Movie Star will ultimately be released as a 2-disc set alongside an album of all the songs reimagined by The Dandy Warhols, Tiffany (“I Think We’re Alone Now”), Jarryd James, Rian Lewis (Gorillaz, Chromeo), DoublePlusGood, Stose and many more of Logan’s favorite bands, artists and musical heroes. The release will be supported by a short film of the same name, 3 new music videos, as well as a double header tour alongside Jay Mohr and GLASYS in the works.

For an extended bio, click HERE.

 
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PRESS

 

“A victory for the broken bones and bruised hearts that support our heavy souls. For anyone that has ever felt disconnected, unheard, under-appreciated or unrequited, this is the album to hold tightly to your chest. A+”
– Jay Mohr (Comedian, Actor, Radio Host and Best Selling Author)

 

“The melodicism and catchy arrangements – like the toppling piano chords – are a perfect microcosm of what makes this album so exceptional, so unique, so palatable. Lynn laces the abyss with a wheelbarrow full of sugary Indie Pop.”
– Forestpunk (Vinyl of the Week)

 

“This is one to get, Dandy friends!”
The Dandy Warhols

 

“Defiant, insistent & powerful work…a thoughtful self-interrogation that pulls light out of darkness and healing out of grief, addiction and pain with subtlety, nuance, humor, and lively melodies.”
Disarm Magazine

 

“Portland musician Logan Lynn is many things: a respected songwriter, mental health advocate, and LGBTQ icon. It may have taken decades, but he has finally found his true voice, and is far from saying goodbye. Logan Lynn is really saying hello — to the world, to himself, and to the future.”
– Hutch Harris of The Thermals

 

“4 out of 5 stars!”
– Blurt Magazine

 

“Logan Lynn fills the vacant space in music that goes beyond drugs, sex and rock and roll to what happens next, when the wounded and victimized awaken to the potential of their own lives.”
– Sheila Hamilton (Emmy Award Winning Journalist, 101.9 Kink FM Morning Show Host, and Author of “All The Things We Never Knew: Chasing The Chaos Of Mental Illness”)

 

“Logan writes songs that are ultimately catchy and friendly, and they make you want to immediately hear them again and again. We like everything about this album. Great songs, great vocals, super intelligent lyrics, and arrangements that are a perfect fit for each track. This guy has really hit the bull’s eye here for fans of underground pop.”
– Babysue.com (LMNOP)

 

“After years of translating emotional hardship into musical coherence, Logan Lynn’s grief has opened the door to creating something beautiful.”
– Vortex Music Magazine

 

“Veteran Portland songwriter Logan Lynn releases a document in vulnerability and his most uncomfortable album yet…Openness and honesty guides his new album, which is more bare than anything Lynn has released before. It’s also less buried beneath technology, more indebted to Liz Phair, The Innocence Mission and The Sundays.”
– Willamette Week

 

“Quite possibly Logan Lynn’s best album yet, as each song here builds on the next for an impressively cohesive set…Lynn continues to impress.”
– Insite Magazine

 

“Somehow, a kid who grew up in a fundamentalist Christian church where even musical instruments were too secular to have around has developed into an innovative adult musician with a dirty-honest edge…blunt, raunchy, and fun.”
– Advocate Magazine

 

“Logan Lynn is a modern day Gene Kelly.”
– Innocent Words Magazine

 

“Logan Lynn’s emo-disco-pop blend has already made him a hit with gay guys who like to hear their lives — from the highs to the lows — set to music. His ability to capture melancholy and melody is really no surprise, given that his grandmother also taught a similarly emotional man, Johnny Cash.”
– OUT Magazine

 

FULL PRESS LIST

2017 // 2016 // 2015 // 2014 // 2013 // 2012 // 2011 // 2010 // 2009 // 2008 // 2007 // 2006 // 2001 // 2000

 
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