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National Council for Behavioral Health Honors Logan Lynn with 2017 “Award of Excellence in Artistic Expression”

Logan Lynn at home in Portland Oregon (2017)

I was just notified by The National Council for Behavioral Health that I am being given one of their Awards of Excellence this April at the national behavioral health conference in Seattle!

The award is for “Excellence in Artistic Expression” for my music, mental health advocacy work and Keep Oregon Well!

Such a special thing. 😊

Tickets and info available HERE. Official press release below.

From XO Publicity: (2/3/2017)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  Musician and Mental Health Advocate Logan Lynn Awarded 2017 “Excellence in Artistic Expression” Award from The National Council on Behavioral Health

Logan Lynn 2017 Awards of Excellence Honoree

The National Council for Behavioral Health announced today that they will be honoring Portland musician, filmmaker, TV personality and mental health advocate Logan Lynn with the 2017 “Excellence in Artistic Expression” Award at this year’s national behavioral healthcare conference, taking place in Seattle, Washington on April 4th.

Logan Lynn is being recognized for his efforts in music, TV, film and advocacy.  In addition to being a successful musician who uses his platform to explore issues of recovery and resilience, Logan is the Founder of the Keep Oregon Well campaign and social movement to fight the stigma of mental illness and end discrimination.  Keep Oregon Well is a partnership between Logan Lynn and Trillium Family Services (Oregon’s largest provider of mental and behavioral healthcare for children and families), Alpha Media, iHeartMedia, KGW-TV/NBC and an entire army of celebrity talent.

Logan released his 8th studio album ADIEU on September 23rd, 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 January of 2017 Logan released a documentary film titled “Lead With Love”, about his controversial Inter-Community Dialogue Project with the conservative evangelical Mars Hill Church.  He will star in Last Meal, a new horror-comedy TV series from Two Penguins Productions and the writers of “Search Party” on TBS, this spring.

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For more on the National Council on Behavioral Health and the “Awards of Excellence” event honoring Logan Lynn, visit www.TheNationalCouncil.org/About/Awards/

For more on Logan Lynn, visit www.LoganLynnMusic.com

Logan Lynn’s “ADIEU” Named One of the 10 “Best Albums of 2016” by Disarm Magazine

Disarm Best of 2016

Big thanks to the folks at Disarm Magazine for including me in their “Best Music We Heard in 2016” feature this month. Super exciting that my new record ADIEU made it onto their 10 “Best Albums of the Year” list!

Check it out HERE.

Logan Lynn’s ‘ADIEU’ Named “Vinyl of the Week” and Reviewed by Forestpunk This Week

Logan Lynn OH LUCIFER Video Still (2017)

My new record ADIEU is “Vinyl of the Week” over at Forestpunk this week! Check out their killer review HERE, or keep reading below.

From Forestpunk: (1/28/2017)

Vinyl Of The Week: Logan Lynn – Adieu Review
A synthy Indie Pop “jazz hands mental crisis” from Portland‘s Logan Lynn on Adieu, Lynn’s eighth LP.

Both the record sleeve and the LP decals for Adieu feature a super cute crimson Pomeranian against a striking, cheery chartreuse backdrop. A closer examination reveals the pet being fed with blood from a slit wrist. It’s an apt entry point for Logan Lynn’s jaunty, musical theater-informed song cycle on breakups, mental health, suicidal thoughts, and recovery. Self help never sounded so fun!

Taken at the surface level, Adieu would simply be another peppy, upbeat synthpop record – albeit a very good one – with sharp, tight arrangements and eloquent lyrics. Diving into the lyric sheet (thoughtfully included with the 2xLP) cracks the shiny veneer, revealing an unexpected darkness, as Lynn peels off his skin, to share his shredded nerves and modern-day anxieties, delving into the seamy, sleazy side of life, while sounding like a Threepenny Opera.

Lynn and longtime collaborator Gino Mari broke the mold on Lynn’s traditional methodology, with Lynn writing all the vocals and lyrics acapella, then bringing them into the studio for further embellishment, both synthetic and organic. Classic piano pop – a la Ben FoldsHarry NilssonRandy Newman – meet lo-fi synths and canned beats, as heard on album opener double header “I Like It All The Time” followed by “Go There Where You Want To Be Loved” – the catchiest, most tuneful take on abandonment you’re likely to hear this month.

The melodicism and catchy arrangements – like the toppling piano chords and pots-and-pans percussion of “Go There” – 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. Read the rest of this entry »

Watch Logan Lynn’s “Oh, Lucifer” Video on Logo TV’s “NewNowNext” This Week!

OH LUCIFER - Logan Lynn - 2017

Check out my new video “Oh, Lucifer” this week on “NewNowNext” over at MTV’s Logo Network! Click HERE, or keep reading below.

From Logo TV: (1/23/2017)

“Logan Lynn Is Reclaiming Hell As A Safe Space For Queers – ‘Oh, Lucifer’ skewers the religious right in a most devious way.


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Insite Atlanta Entertainment Magazine Names Logan Lynn’s ADIEU One of the “Top 5 Albums of 2016”

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Thanks to Insite Atlanta Entertainment Magazine for naming my new record ADIEU one of the “Top 5 Albums of 2016”! Click HERE to check it out, or keep reading below:

From Insite Atlanta Entertainment Magazine: (January 2017 Issue)

“Adieu is quite possibly Logan Lynn’s best album yet, as each song here builds on the next for an impressively cohesive set, ending in the brilliantly wry ‘Oh, Lucifer’. Despite a mix of up tempo indie pop and more introspective piano tracks they fit together beautifully. Lynn continues to impress eight records into his career.” Read the rest of this entry »

WATCH: Logan Lynn Releases “Oh, Lucifer” Music Video in Protest of Donald Trump’s 1st Day in Office (VIDEO)

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I wrote a song called “Oh, Lucifer” about reclaiming Hell as a safe space for queer people and ended my new record ADIEU with it at the end of last year.

Our decision to release the video today, Donald J. Trump’s first day in office, was no accident. Oh, and…he makes a cameo.

Watch “Oh, Lucifer” HERE, or press play below:

ABOUT THE VIDEO: (from XO Publicity, 1/9/17)

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.

Logan Lynn’s ADIEU Reviewed in Best of WNY This Week. Read it Here.

Logan Lynn Feminist Photo (2017)

Thanks, New York! xoxo

From BestofWNY.com: (1/17/2017)

“Logan Lynn – Adieu – Portland, Oregon based musician, artist, producer, activist and television personality Logan Lynn has released his 8th album tilted Adieu a fifteen song cycle that deals with Lynn’s struggles through addiction, mental health problems, depression, relationship upheavals and the sudden death of his constant companion his beloved Pomeranian. Producer Gino Mari helps craft Lynn’s snippets and jumbles of sounds, lyrics, melodies and more that had been collected on Lynn’s phone and other media devices for Adieu into a cohesive story. Lynn has always been open about his mental health struggles and the cathartic medium his music and songs have been to his road to recovery. Delivered over two slabs of delicious red vinyl the sound is a mash of synth pop and alternative singer songwriter delivered with an open nakedness demanded of the material. Check out the tracks “Go There When You Want To Be Loved”, “Can You Get Me Off?”, the dirge like “I Am Like A Dog Now”, the heavy riff of “The One”, the thumper “Break Me Down” and “We Will Overcome’. A couple of other standout tracks include the title cut “Adieu” and “Oh, Lucifer” Lynn’s middle finger kiss off to the fundamentalist cult he escaped from as a youth. Find out more about Logan Lynn and his latest release Adieu by going to www.loganlynnmusic.com”





 

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