Neon Trees frontman Tyler Glenn released Friday "Shameless," the first single from his debut solo album.
Glenn, who hit fame with summer hits like "Everybody Talks" and "Animals," teased the single last week. The full album, EXCOMMUNICATION, drops in Oct. 21.
The tormented lyrics could be referring to Glenn's struggle with his religious identity. Until last fall, he identified as an openly gay Mormon. That changed after the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints announced children of gay people would not be allowed to be baptized.
"This album is a break-up record," Glenn said. "It's been liberating to find a greater sense of purpose, but it's not been without its sadness. I wanted this album to feel the way it feels to have a crisis of faith. The highs, the lows, the dark and the light - with the end result being a paradigm shift. I feel liberated and more creative than ever. I thank God for that, whoever she is."
Take a listen to the track below. It's certainly not the first thing you'd expect when you hear the phrase former Mormon-alt-pop-bandmate-turned-solo-artist.