Logan Lynn by Ingrid Renan (2017) My Movie Star
 

LOGAN LYNN

  

Portugal. The Advocacy

Up early working on a bunch of advocacy stuff for Portugal. The Man. I love every single thing this band stands for, and each hour I get to spend working with them feels like time well spent.

I think about this Fred Rogers quote a lot: “When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.’”

For me and so many of you, the news has never been scarier — but I also find myself surrounded by helpers, and embraced by people who care enough to actually do the hard work it takes to make change happen.

Thank you to the best band in the world. This is fucking beautiful. 🖤

#TeamPTM

(Band pic by Maclay Heriot)

Logan Lynn’s “My Movie Star” Feature Story and Review on M.I.R.P.

Thanks to the folks at M.I.R.P. for giving this new record of ours a spin! Check out their feature online HERE or keep reading below for the full review.

From M.I.R.P.: (10/18/18)

Portland’s Logan Lynn’s Long-Awaited New Album My Movie Star Now Available

Singer/songwriter Logan Lynn is back and musing on life, love, and the pitfalls of Hollywood stardom in his new album, “My Movie Star,” released on October 12th.

Produced by actor/comedian Jay Mohr, the album features collaborations with The Dandy WarholsGLASYS, and DoublePlusGood, as well as 80s pop phenom Tiffany, Australian pop star Jarryd JamesRian Lewis and many more.

This toned-down album takes Lynn in an entirely new direction from his dance-centric previous work. Lynn wrote the songs for the album on the Steinway piano in his living room, streaming the initial writing sessions live for his social media followers. The original lineup featured 19 new songs; together with Mohr, Lynn pared it down to 10 original songs. The 2-disc double album, recorded at The Hallowed Halls in Portland, Oregon will also feature several collaborative remixes and covers.Mohr, who Lynn credits as inspiration for the album, has truly put himself out there for the production of the album – not only writing two of the songs, but also by stirring up huge media buzz by baring it all in an outdoor shower in the video for “Nothing’s Ever Wrong.” Says Mohr about the song, “Logan Lynn is a brilliant artist. The best in a generation at harnessing raw emotion. On ‘Nothing’s Ever Wrong,” he let’s just enough of them get loose from their harness, the exact amount that will knock you on your ass. 

You don’t realize how stripped down and bare bones the recording is because of its power.  Just Logan and his piano sharing glimpses of his deepest bruises. Beautiful shards of his pain, it’s pretty overwhelming to hear someone sharing what most keep locked away. It’s humbling.”

In that song, as well as others such as “Big City Now” and “Underground,” Lynn weaves a poignant theme of vulnerability and the desire for approval. He intended the album to be about the inner lives of the people he knows and loves. This is a thematic departure from his previous album, ADEIU, which explored the world of mental health and recovery.

As a suicide survivor, Lynn has become a vocal mental health advocate, talking openly about his journey in hopes of giving strength to others and removing the stigma surrounding mental health issues. He’s worked with various mental health initiatives, as well as partnered with other celebrities and artists such as Alice Cooper, Kevin Bacon, and Portugal. The Man to help provide education and outreach for those who need assistance.

New Logan Lynn Interview and Album Review in Billboard Today

My new record is out today and Billboard caught up with me to chat about it…which is wild!

To read it at Billboard.com, click HERE or keep reading below for the full transcript.

From Billboard: (10/12/18)

Logan Lynn Talks Working with Tiffany, Mixing Advocacy Into His Music, New Album ‘My Movie Star’

For nearly 20 years, dance-pop artist Logan Lynn has made a career out of crafting catchy, disorderly songs that almost all include big beats, fun melodies and cheeky lyrics. But on his latest album, My Movie Star, Lynn has traded in his signature sound for a more somber, melancholy tone.

The record consists almost entirely of songs featuring only Lynn’s voice and a piano, a major departure from his dance-pop roots. Lynn credits his collaborator on this record, comedian Jay Mohr, for this new sound. “I have a history of making rambunctious dance music, along with the occasional acoustic versions,” he tells Billboard. “He felt like I should explore being quiet. I would send him little clips of the piano songs I was writing in my loft in Portland, and he would give me feedback.”

Mohr wasn’t the only person helping to create a dynamic new album — My Movie Star is a double album, the first half consisting of Lynn’s new piano-driven songs, and the second half filled with remixes and covers of the new music by other industry greats, including 80s pop icon Tiffany, indie rock darlings The Dandy Warhols and many more.

Logan Lynn talked to Billboard about getting to work with his “idol” Tiffany, his work in advocacy for LGBTQ issues and mental health, and the creation of My Movie Star.

Let’s start by talking about your video for “Nothing’s Ever Wrong.” What was the inspiration behind the concept for the video and song? Read the rest of this entry »

 

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My Movie Star

2018 - Double LP

© Logan Lynn Music / Mohr Media


  ADIEU.

2016 - LP

© Logan Lynn Music


  Tramp Stamps and Birthmarks

2012 - LP

© Logan Lynn Music


  Everything You Touch Turns To Gold

2011 - Acoustic EP

© Logan Lynn Music


  I Killed Tomorrow Yesterday

2010 - LP

© Logan Lynn Music


  From Pillar To Post

2009 - LP

© Caroline Records / EMI / Beat The World


 

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