Stepping away from a boy band persona isn’t always easy, but Texas native Logan Henderson is doing just that. In 2018, the singer released his much anticipated EP titled “Echoes of Departure and the Endless Street of Dreams – Pt. 1.” Distancing himself from the pop boundaries of Big Time Rush, Henderson’s solo style is darker and deeper, serving raw emotion with every lyric. His most recent singles “Bite My Tongue” and “Pull Me Deep” have both charted in the Top 40 at Pop Radio and also on Billboard’s Mainstream Top 40 chart.
Fresh off tour with Jake Miller, Henderson is gearing up for the release of “Echoes of Departure and the Endless Street of Dreams – Pt. 2” which is set to make its debut this fall. We caught up more with the singer-songwriter to talk about his journey after Nickelodeon and his musical inspirations. He also gave us a sneak peak of his newest alt-pop single, “Disappear,” which is premiering exclusively via Pop Crave.
Growing up in Texas, how did you get into music? Which artists inspired you?
Growing up in Texas was a great place for me to develop my taste and ideas about music. I have a very musical family and first started writing my own music and putting together some of my first bands there. I spent a lot of my time going to shows and concerts.
I grew inspiration from numerous artists. My taste is all over the place but some of my favorite shows I went to in Texas and inspired me were James Brown, Ben Folds, Kanye, Death Cab, Prodigy, Coldplay, The Killers, and Radiohead.
Working at a young age with a powerhouse like Nickelodeon, there are of course many ups and downs. How did that environment influence the solo artist that you are today? Other artists like Demi Lovato, Ariana Grande, and the Jonas Brothers of course share a similar journey.
Everyone’s journey is a little different and I am aware of the stigma that comes along with being a part of a group. I am proud of where I came from but in no way do I let people or that specific period of time dictate what I make and what I do now. My past experiences have encouraged me to stay forever changing while staying true to me.
For all the Big Time Rush fans, could a reunion be something to look for in the future? It seems like you guys are still great friends.
I think at some point it could be a lot of fun!
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Your new music is awesome and definitely different than the Big Time Rush pop anthems. How would you describe your sound to someone who’s never listened before?
I usually just tell people to listen and decide for themselves.
Tell us about your new single “Disappear”. What inspired it?
“Disappear” is about the feeling of losing yourself in someone to the point you almost disappear. They are a feeling you can’t get enough of, and you’re constantly chasing the high you get from them. You keep replaying certain moments you’ve had in your head, while anticipating the next. You keep wanting more and more, even if it hurts you. When you are completely wrapped up in someone they make you feel everything. Sometimes they can make you feel like you’re nothing.
You released Pt. 1 in May 2018, but your new EP “Echoes of Departure and the Endless Street of Dreams – Pt. 2” is coming out this fall, what can fans expect? Will you be hitting the road again?
Echoes Pt. 2 has a tougher exterior than Pt. 1 upon first listen but very sensitive once you really spend some time with it. This new EP continues the progression of self-discovery and self-examination. I want people to become more aware and open with their own feelings when they listen to these parts together. And yes, I’d love to tour again once the timing is right.