“Okay, whatever. One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.”
The Who: Tyler Glenn (Salt Lake City, UT)
The What: Neon Trees frontman, Tyler Glenn, has had a crisis of faith and he’s not afraid to talk about it. So much so that on his upcoming solo album, Glenn has made it his business to sing about it. Raised a practicing Mormon, Glenn – who officially came out as gay two years ago – has struggled to reconcile his sexuality with his faith due to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ conservative policies such as denouncement and excommunication of LGBT members. “Trash” is Glenn not only expressing the pain (all while telling off the Church), but also reclaiming and celebrating his truth right down to a scarlet letter. Yes, the music is more darkly electronic, more defiant and more searing than anything Glenn has done with Neon Trees, but this time it’s personal.