Like many LGBTQ+ folks, Logan Lynn is not a fan of the holidays -- especially in this current moment of pandemic-related hell.
The musician and activist, who made his year's Out100 list, has released the official music video of "It's Christmas, Motherfuckers!," exclusively with Out magazine. And it's not a rose-colored depiction of the Yuletide.
"This song was written about how our government and lots of our friends and neighbors failed us all over the last couple of years. We recorded it in the midst of the first wave of the pandemic where it really seemed like absolutely everyone I know and love was going to die. Many did," Lynn shares. "I think the holidays are traumatizing for a lot of people, especially now, given the scale of the loss and grief of this time we are living through. There are a bunch of queer and trans people who have already lived through a pandemic that brought suffering into our lives and wiped out entire generations of our LGBTQ+ elders -- so I figured there should be a Christmas anthem for us, too. Fuck Christmas, ya know? Especially now."
"I channeled all of my exhausted, queer rage into this beast in the studio, and I know it was really cathartic for my whole team as we were in there making it. There has been so much to scream about, and not enough people screaming. It felt good to let some screams out, and to have a place to put it," he adds. "For the video, we brought together imagery that evokes these feelings I've been having around all of the loss, violence, misinformation, and trolling so many of us have been experiencing, then we juxtaposed that with imagery of gay joy and sex and wildness from the before times. Remember making out with random dudes? I do."
"It's Christmas, Motherfuckers!" is one track on Kill Rock Stars Winter Holiday Album, Volume 2", which will be released in full on December 2. It is a compilation of artists from Lynn's label, Kill Rock Stars. Find more information about the single here.