Neon Trees’ Tyler Glenn made his debut as a solo artist with the release of his single “Trash” and it’s accompanying music video.
Two years ago the the practicing Mormon singer came out as gay and with his solo venture he is forsaking his earlier religious views. The electro-pop banger is all about his relationship to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the music video is all intended to upset that relationship. “I always tried to make being gay and being Mormon work,” Glenn told Rolling Stone.
Now Glenn is advocating for an awareness around the excommunication rules the church has toward individuals in same-sex relationships. “There have been over 40 suicides within the church as a result of this policy. These aren't just grown men and women. Many are children,” he continued to tell RS. “It's backwards. It's not of God.”
Glenn added, “I needed to make this statement to artfully show the pain of a faith crisis and the darkness of doubt, but also that there's ways to reclaim what is yours." Expect a solo album release from Tyler Glenn in the future.