On Friday, January 20th, 2017 Portland indie pop musician Logan Lynn releases “Oh, Lucifer”, a new music video in protest of Donald Trump’s Presidential Inauguration.
Logan Lynn stars in the “Oh, Lucifer” video alongside his producer Gino Mari and a cast of original puppets created by puppeteer Matthew Hopkins, which includes David Bowie, George Michael, Freddie Mercury, Donald Trump, Rev. Fred Phelps (Westboro Baptist Church), cult leader Jim Jones (whose final murderous sermon is also sampled in the song), puppet versions of Logan and Gino, as well as many others.
Logan Lynn’s reclaiming of eternal Hellfire and damnation on “Oh, Lucifer” is a brutal roasting of the religious fundamentalist cult he escaped as a young person and a grandiose middle finger to all of the insufferable anti-gay bigots he has encountered in the years since. With lyrics like “Remember, my dears that if we don’t sin then Jesus died for f—ing nothing” while a demon voice sample growls “Faggots should be burned” in the background, Lynn isn’t holding back on the final song on his latest record, ADIEU; and he isn’t holding back in the music video that accompanies it, either.
“I have been beside myself since Election Day…in a daze. Making this video was the only thing I could think of to do with all of this hopelessness I feel.” Lynn said. “It felt really good to put Donald Trump in prison and blow up ‘God Hates Fags’ protest signs and give electro-shock therapy to Fred Phelps and all the other wild stuff we did to puppets in this video. It was healing somehow.”
“Oh, Lucifer” was produced by Portland Film Works, the production company also responsible for Logan Lynn’s “Tramp Stamps and Birthmarks” music video from 2013 and his “Go There When You Want To Be Loved” video from 2016, and was written and directed by Portland filmmaker Kevin Forrest.
Logan partnered with designer Emily Payne(“Project Runway”, “Project Runway: All Stars”, Leathertongue) on a custom-made couture “Mega-Hoodie” costume for the video, with additional costuming by Gucci, Marc Jacobs, Dita Eyewear and ASOS.
Named one of the “Top 10 Albums of 2016” by Blurt Magazine, Lynn’s 8th studio album ADIEU was released on September 23rd, 2016 to critical acclaim and has been endorsed by journalists and celebrities ranging from actor and comedian Jay Mohr, to The Dandy Warhols and Hutch Harris of The Thermals. The record is available on 150 gram red vinyl double album, CD Digipak and Digital Download.