Neon Timber lead singer Tyler Glenn launched a brand new music on Friday, “Shameless,” which can be featured on his debut solo album, the upcoming “Excommunication,” which can be launched on October 21.
The music is the second to be launched on the album, after “Trash,” which debuted as a music video in April. The video and music sparked controversy in his critique of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Glenn turned a homosexual male in 2014 and criticized LDS insurance policies launched in November 2015 that forestall youngsters of homosexual dad and mom from being blessed or baptized and routinely set off church self-discipline for individuals who marry somebody from the identical intercourse.
“This album is a breaking report,” Glenn stated in a press launch. “It was liberating to discover a greater function, however it wasn’t with out unhappiness. I wished this album to really feel what it feels wish to have a disaster of religion. The ups, downs, the darkness and light-weight – the tip outcome being a paradigm shift. I really feel liberated and extra inventive than ever. I thank God for that, no matter it’s. “
“Excommunication” will characteristic songs that proceed the “Trash” thematic thread, together with the newest launch of “Shameless” in addition to different tracks from a tracklist from the album additionally launched on Friday. Different tracks on the album embrace “First Imaginative and prescient,” “Gods + Monsters,” and “John, Give ‘Em Hell,” which can be a reference to Mormon podcaster John Dehlin, who was excommunicated in 2015. Glenn didn’t been excommunicated by the church.
The “Trash” video confirmed Glenn with distorted pictures of Mormon founder Joseph Smith and included performances of ceremonial rites on the Mormon temple. Singing lyrics, “If you happen to wished me to remain / I might repent of my days,” Glenn writes an “X” on his personal face with a marker within the video.
The discharge of “Shameless” was preceded by per week of promotional movies lasting just a few seconds that used Mormon imagery in the identical means as “Trash” and an extended Fb Reside video the place Glenn described the lack of his Mormon religion. The movies and the brand new music can be found on Glenn’s Fb web page.
“I’ve fought a hurricane inside me,” Glenn sings in “Shameless.” “It is the darkest second of the night time / God and the vodka may save my life / you choose however I do not care … I dwell such a shameless life.”