Today I had the great pleasure of partnering with one of my all-time favorite musicians, Pete Yorn, on a special “Keep Oregon Well” show as part of our ongoing concert series designed to raise awareness about mental health and fight stigma through the arts.
Pete was so gracious and supportive and posted about the campaign and Trillium on all of his social media after the event. It was lovely. And thanks (as always) to my dear advocacy partner Sheila Hamilton for being such a badass.
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From Vortex Magazine (March 2016)
Sex, Dogs and Mental Health? Logan Lynn Tackles Depression and Suicidal Ideation on New Record
by Chris Young
After years of translating emotional hardship into musical coherence, Lynn’s grief has “opened the door to creating something beautiful” as he returns with his eighth studio record, ‘Adieu,’ in September.
To put it simply, Logan Lynn’s been through some shit lately. After losing his beloved Pomeranian, Dutch, followed by the demise of his romantic relationship, Lynn documented, sonically, all the emotion that was pouring forth from his being.
Recording some 500 voice notes on his phone “over the course of this particular four-month mental health crisis,” Lynn waded “through the hours of often incoherent, tearful screaming sessions and a cappella melodies” and found the bones to his new record, Adieu.
“Unlike all of my other albums, every single one of these songs was born in my head without any instruments,” Lynn explains. “They all came out almost like spirituals.” Alongside longtime collaborator and producer Gino Mari, the pair took the pieces and made them into songs. “It has been difficult and beautiful and I feel so proud of what we have made out of something so terrible.” Read the rest of this entry »