In the spring of 2016, after nomading around the country in a homemade camper-van with his wife and baby girl, singer-songwriter/producer Logan Kendell settled down in the red cliffed deserts of southern Utah, just southwest of Zion National Park, to record his newest album “Let The Sun In”. The album, available August 9th, is the apex of Logan’s “Beach Bum Hippie” sound, always carrying a sense of nostalgia, while managing to avoid the pitfall of kitsch.
Drawing on influences ranging from Crosby Stills Nash & Young, to Jack Johnson, to Elbow, "Let The Sun In" showcases the full spectrum of Logan's versatility. The album flows from “Waves Crash”, a psychedelic surf celebration of eastern philosophy, astrophysics, and existentialism, to the acoustic reggae title track “Let The Sun In”, a catchy plea to mankind to embrace clean energy. From the tragic love story “Teresa”, a piano driven jazz rock song inspired by Jack Karouac’s “On The Road”, to the appropriately named southern surf rock tune “A Song You Could Dance To”. And, of course, the album contains a handful of Logan’s signature cover songs, such as an Americana cover of Roger Miller’s “Not In Nottingham”, and an almost unrecognizable folk arrangement of The Who’s anti- authority battle cry ”My Generation”.
Logan’s affinity for arranging is clearly evident on this album. The arrangements range from massive orchestrations like “Scared of The Dark” to intimate one guitar/one voice performances like “Beneath The Grass”. The tapestry is woven together with Logan’s soft crooned baritone voice and reverb soaked, oceanic guitar.