Kenyth Mogan, the out singer who’s debut music video Unlock Your heart recently passed one million views on Youtube, will release his next single this month, “Real Me”.
Produced by Wild and included in Del Shore’s upcoming film, A Very Sordid Wedding, the song about revealing his authentic self to his lover is a return to the bubble-gum, pop sound fans loved in “Unlock Your Heart”. “I would describe the song as Katy Perry meets Mika,” says Mogan. “It is fun, but also introspective. I played a big part in writing this track, which is very important to me. My goal as an artist is to continuously grow and get better with each new song.”
“I have a hard time showing people my true self,” admits Kenyth Mogan from his LA home. “I have to trust a person implicitly before I let them into my personal space. I’m one of those people who either trusts immediately or not at all.”
Kenyth Mogan grew up in the northeastern corner of Montana in a little town called Glasgow. His family is a tight-knit one. Though his parents divorced when he was young, he was always surrounded by cousins and grandparents. He was especially close with his grandmothers who both encouraged his pop star dreams.
“Some of my earliest memories are of dancing around to Tiffany’s ‘I Think We’re Alone Now’ on my little Rainbow Brite record player,” he laughs. “I would play it over and over and over again ad nauseam.”
Kenyth came out to his family in a handwritten letter at 15-years old. His father embraced the news right away. “He was more upset with how I told him than with what I told him. I was afraid to tell him in person.”
His mother took a bit longer to accept that her son was gay, but eventually, she came around. “We all have a wonderful relationship today.”
Today, Kenyth hopes to be an example to young gay children. “I’ve always been fueled by the desire to be that person that others can look up to,” he continues. “If I can show one little gay kid that life does in fact get better, than I will feel like I’ve accomplished something.”
That’s why he strives to be an artist who is not afraid to take risks or try new things. “Real Me” is a complete 180 from Kenyth Mogan’s last EP, Love, an acoustic record.
“I don’t want to be ‘the next’ anyone. I want to be the first me,” he explains.
It’s not only his music that Kenyth takes risks with. He recently changed his look, dying his hair purple and blue. “It’s something I’ve wanted to do for a while now. It’s a piece of the real me, for right now, anyway. I’m always changing, always evolving. Why shouldn’t my hair do the same?”
Whatever the sound, the one goal that remains consistent in all of Kenyth Mogan’s music is his desire for people to connect with his story. “I want people to hear my songs and smile, cry, and laugh,” he says.
“And, on ‘Real Me,’ I also hope to make them dance!”
Kenyth Mogan’s “Real Me” will be available on iTunes on Monday, March 6. Follow Kenyth on Facebook @Kenythmusic