Portland-based singer/songwriter and Dandy Warhols protegé Logan Lynn has announced that his eighth studio album, Adieu, will be released on Sept. 27. It’ll be available for pre-order on Jul. 1.
Lynn, a recovering addict and an outspoken activist for mental health awareness and the LGBTQ community, discussed the intensely personal inspiration behind Adieu in a release that accompanied the announcement. “Right before my last record came out, my sweet dog Dutch, who had been my best friend and only real companion for over a decade, was killed suddenly and tragically by someone I should not have trusted,” he wrote. “Dutch’s death broke my heart in ways nothing had before, and right on the tails of that deep loss, the truth of my relationship with the man I had loved for years hit suddenly, as well.”
But rather than turning away from the pain, Lynn used it to fuel his creativity. “Adieu is about saying goodbye to love,” he continues. “It is also, at times, about my not wanting to live…or not knowing how to move through this traumatic experience we all call ‘living.’” Thankfully, Lynn did not succumb to the suicidal thoughts that plague him and so many others, and now he has his eighth album to show for it.
Below, check out the music video for Adieu’s lead single, “The One.”