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Logan Henderson is no stranger to the music scene. The singer not only rose to fame in 2009 with former band Big Time Rush, but he currently has more than three million Twitter followers eagerly awaiting his solo debut -- which is a far cry from what they’ve heard from him in the past.
Having teamed up with longtime pal, producer Nicholas “RAS” Furlong (Avicii, Waka Flocka Flame) and Colin Brittain (5 Seconds of Summer), Henderson is premiering “Sleepwalker” exclusively on Billboard, describing the track as “dark grunge pop,” a sound he connected with after going through a self-exploration process.
“It’s about a guy who’s stuck in this Inception type of dream with this woman, and he’s reliving a lot of things,” Henderson tells Billboard of the song, which came together in two days. “A lot of times we can kind of escape our reality. It’s this guy who’s trapped between the two worlds of dream world and reality. It’s about life, love and relationships. I've always been interested in the dream world and the places our minds go when we sleep.”
Although this song has a distinct sound, don’t expect future work to necessarily follow suit.
“Music is evolving and so am I, so I’m just going to stay serious and keep exploring,” he says. “My musical background and my taste are all over the place. I’m making music that’s true to me and connects to me, and I’m not trying to play for anybody except what I think feels right. It’s important to go off vibe in the studio. If something pulls me out of my comfort zone, then I'm usually on the right track.”
As for the Valentina Avayu-directed music video (also exclusively premiering above), Henderson says it “should speak to each person a little differently,” adding, “It’s an abstract journey of self-reflection and the idea that some memories are hard to escape.”
Mehcad Brooks is back with his second single, "Stars." Combining elements of blues, R&B, and rock, Brooks, voice croons atop the minimal production and instrumentation, allowing him to focus his full attention on making you feel your feels. "Stars" is out now on the newly formed Herø Records, which officially launches its trans-media universe with this release. Herø Records bridges the gap between visual and audio media, transforming all of its...
"Stars" is out now on the newly formed Herø Records, which officially launches its trans-media universe with this release. Herø Records bridges the gap between visual and audio media, transforming all of its artists into characters in an original comic book universe, and creating a vast backstory for each of them.
Los Angeles-based singer Logan Henderson is keeping something big to himself and he's risking it all to do it in the video for his latest single "Bite My Tongue," out today via Herø? Records In a video shot in London and directed by hometown talent Sashinski (Snakehips, Jonas Blue) the singer-songwriter stars as a brooding loner on the run in a simulation that leaves the boundaries of reality ambiguous. In the...
In a video shot in London and directed by hometown talent Sashinski (Snakehips, Jonas Blue) the singer-songwriter stars as a brooding loner on the run in a simulation that leaves the boundaries of reality ambiguous. In the process, Henderson has his evasive skills tested by a sharply dressed crew amid a brightly lit urban jungle, all while protecting a female companion. Tension reaches that of an action-thriller, with intricate chase scenes and several well-staged physical confrontations.
The glitzy getaway through late night London is the perfect complement to a track with production by RAS (Avicii, All Time Low, Diplo) that's halfway between '80s pop and the moodier, modern R&B. According to Henderson, the mixed throwback sound lent itself to the video's visual aesthetic.
"From the beginning, we felt this song had a sense of nostalgia that merged with our current taste in music," Henderson tells Billboard. "Our goal sonically was to maintain that hybrid of something new and something familiar."
Sashinski adds, "In early conversations with Logan it was clear that this video needed to be somewhat dark and character-driven. We wanted to channel that feeling of being in a thriving metropolis, surrounded by people and activity, yet still being alone and needing to tap into something superficial in order to feel human connection."
With a mind-bending conclusion, it's unclear if Henderson the protagonist has ultimately gained the insight to escape his isolation, but it's certain that Henderson the artist has completely come into his own.
The singer-songwriter is perhaps best known for his role in the TV show and musical counterpart Big Time Rush. Following his solo debut "Sleepwalker" from earlier this year, "Bite My Tongue" is another knockout track that indicates prospects are bright for his as-of-yet unannounced first solo project.
"The RED" is our very own original IP, a graphic novel series that we wrote and produced in collaboration with our sister company, Darkrose Studios.
comic + Music
Nearly every character in the comic series is inspired by one of our recording artists, but in a very outside-the-box kind of way.
"The Red" comic series will be released in pieces (mini issues) alongside specific song releases from our various recording artists.
To continure reading the comic (and to get a free digital download of it), you"ll simply need to play or download the recording artist"s specified songs. It"s that simple. Oh and yeah, it"s also free!