Need to Know: Logan Lynn
By Gregory Miller
So are you available now?
Yeah, I�m single. It feels weird. I haven�t been in the single world for so long, I�m finding myself newly sober and newly single, and it�s equaling out to me being a little bit awkward. [Laughs.] I�m trying to figure out how to do these basic things again. When I was single the first time around, I was so wasted that a lot of my experiences, whether that�s sexually or trying to relate to people emotionally or even in my music... it�s all sort of brand new again. It�s making me feel like I�m just hitting puberty, but I�m a 30-year-old man. It�s interesting. It�s a new world, for sure.
Have you found that being an out artist has limited your career at all?
I haven�t. I think I�ve found the opposite of that. I came out when I was 14, so by the time this whole music thing started to happen, which was about 10 years ago, I had been out for so long, that was the only thing I knew how to be. There wasn�t really an option of going back in. But I certainly don�t think I marketed myself that way. I didn�t market myself at all. I kind of just started making records to help my brain along. I would give them to my friends, and they slowly started kind of leaking out. By the time 2006 happened, and I had my MySpace page, I personally started marketing to gay people individually, just thinking we�ll be similar. [Laughs.] I think feeling alone or different -- or those themes in my music -- resonate with the gay community in a way that was sort of immediate, just because I do write from that perspective. I do think the world has changed enough from the time when I decided I wanted to do this to the time when we started marketing it that it�s almost a selling point at this point. I grew up in Kansas and Nebraska, so I wouldn�t have been able to imagine this in a pre-Will & Grace world. But things have changed enough now, where I think people are listening to the music for the most part, and not even thinking about that. I�m glad that people in the gay community have responded to me like they have, and I�m totally into it. It has made me feel less alone and more a part of the community, to have people in the community and outside of it respond to what I�m doing. It�s been cool.
How much did it suck having the flu recently?
It sucked bad. I�ve never been sick like that. I never get sick. I�m not sure exactly what happened. My brother had a baby a couple years ago, and I love her to death and was hanging out with her. I believe she may have given me whatever she got from the hundred other kids she�s been sticking her finger in the mouth of. It was gross, but I was holed up long enough to sit here and think about things. I was turning 32, and I was thinking, oh my God. There�s something about the flu that lends itself to minor depression. I did lose some weight though! I looked good for my New York trip.
Speaking of New York, while you were at the CMJ festival in October you Tweeted that you were going to see Jeffree Star�s set, but he didn�t end up playing. You called it �pretty lame.� Is there a feud brewing there?
[Laughs.] I hope not. I�d be afraid to be in a feud with that guy. No, actually I like him, that�s why I went. I think that�s a pretty bummer thing to do. It mostly reminded me of how I was a couple years ago -- something I could have pulled. The CMJ promoters were not very pleased, but it didn�t really affect me. I went there in a Town Car, and then I took my Town Car back.
Lastly, Lady Gaga: Overexposed or overtly fabulous?
[Laughs.] I like Lady Gaga. I don�t know, you might be asking the wrong person. I�m thinking overexposure is in the eye of the beholder. If that�s what you�re going for, which I think is part of the whole deal with her, it seems to be working. I think if you�re exposing yourself in a way that you�re comfortable with, then that�s really your authentic self.
Logan Lynn�s new album, From Pillar to Post is available at www.loganlynnmusic.com and in stores now.