Tuesday, September 28, 2010

KEEP MOVING FORWARD



He created one of my favorite albums of last year, and now Logan Lynn is back with an impressive follow-up to 2009's From Pillar To Post (you can check out my review of that album here).

With I Killed Tomorrow Yesterday, Lynn has charted a new course. You can recognize where he's been - his own brand of electro pop has been given a decidedly 80s synth boost - but as for his destination? It remains unclear. With this release, Logan Lynn announced that he would be taking an indefinite break from the music industry. His label contract completed and IKTY released independently, the result is more of a potential farewell album than a follow-up...but let's keep our fingers crossed that there's more to come from this singer-songwriter.

The tracks on his recent offering display a deeper emotional weight, and give a sense of everything that's come before. Heartbreaking and empowering, the end product is an impressive combination of pain and pleasure - something I would liken to smashing atoms together. In short: It's not easy.



The standout track for me was definitely "Quickly As We Pass". The beat complements excellent lyrics, and reminds me of some of my favorite Dance/Cry/Smile songs (a genre I've completely made up, but think about it). "We feel lucky when we wake up / Clothed in our right minds / And nothing else."

The album is now available on iTunes, with all proceeds benefiting charity. It's definitely worth your time, readers. But before we say goodbye, I have to share Lynn's video for "The Last High", which is a cover of a Dandy Warhols song. Dare I say I prefer his version to the original? I dare anything!



While I hope this isn't the last we've heard from Logan Lynn, I can't begrudge anyone for wanting to take a break from such an emotional endeavor like creating music. At the very least, the world has some great albums to look (listen?) back on. Thanks for that, Mr. Lynn.

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