Please introduce yourself, what you do, why you do it, and what you want people to know about you.
Hola, my name is Loghan Longoria and I am an LA-based Latin pop singer. Born and raised in a small town in West Michigan, I was singing and playing around there until the age of 19 when I moved to California for bigger opportunities. I perform and sing to connect with people. Music was always there for me in my darkest of days when no one else was and could articulate what I was feeling when I couldn’t find the words myself. It was also there in my brightest days, playing as the soundtrack of my fondest memories, and everything in between. Music is and was always there. I want to continue that for others, whether that’s through fun upbeat music to enjoy the moment or a ballad that you can relate to. I always say my English songs are for crying and my Spanish is for having the best time and dancing the night away and I think both are important to have. While I’m still a new artist, I have so much in store and can’t wait to share my all with everyone! I do have two singles off my upcoming EP that are available on all streaming services already for just a taste of what’s to come! Listen and let me know what you think!
What qualities make you different and unique from everyone else in the industry?
I’ve learned that the things I used to be shamed for are now the strengths that I bring to the table. I have a different perspective that I feel others who aren’t just one thing or have been alienated can relate to. I am a mixed-race brown boy who grew up in a small white country town, a Latino who is not fluent in Spanish but sings in Spanish, a gay man who grew up catholic and came out later in life. It’s wild that I could check so many boxes yet not fully be accepted by most of the groups the boxes represent. But I’m proud of the same brown skin that was responsible for the slurs hurled at me and the racial profiling growing up, I am proud that I can sing and dance in Spanish and English and outperform the haters any day of the week, I am proud that I can hold another man’s hand and not worry about someone who knows me seeing me in public. It was a journey to get here but I am not ashamed of my authentic self and that’s what my music and my performances are all about. They are for EVERYONE to celebrate themselves and have an unapologetic great time without any outside worries.
Describe THAT moment when you realized you wanted to do what you do now. Who did you tell first? What has it been like since that moment?
When I watched the Selena movie as a little boy, seeing her sing and dance on stage I knew that’s what I wanted to do! I don’t know if I even told anyone because it was almost assumed with my family and friends as I was always singing, dancing, and playing instruments all the time. It was either I was going to be an artist or a professional soccer player but due to injuries acquired throughout my time on the field, I sadly was forced to make the tough decision to stop playing after my first season in college. But because of that, my next move was easy as I never stopped singing and performing, I was going to be a singer.
When I told everyone that I was going to move to Los Angeles to pursue a music career, there was no shock or anything like that, just a lot of bittersweet memories and goodbyes as I was leaving everything and everyone to go off by myself to the big city to sing. It’s been extremely difficult since I knew I wanted to perform, living in Los Angeles is alone is a challenge with the cost of living haha and as any transplant can tell you, there is no preparing you for this place! I got lost in trying to survive out here that I lost track of why I moved here in the first place. But I am here now and more prepared than ever to get achieve what inspired me since the beginning.
What has been the biggest challenge you’ve had to face and how did you overcome it?
I think the biggest challenge I’ve had to face was myself. As cheesy as that is, it’s the truth because I was in my own way and always making excuses and not prioritizing myself and my career. It wasn’t until during the pandemic when I lost my teaching job and had the time to reflect on my life and had the harsh wake-up call that this is my time now to really go all-in on my dreams. яндекс
If you had to pick the TOP 3 people you’d want to meet that could take your career (or business) to the next level…who would those 3 people be?
I would love to meet A.B. Quintanilla as he is an amazing songwriter/producer and would love to work with him on some music. Walter Kolm who is an industry veteran and has managed so many of my favorite Latin artists I believe would really be a key person to meet! I believe Jennifer Lopez would be a great person to meet as she has been a dancer, a singer, an actress, a producer, a judge, she has done so much in the industry in front of the cameras and behind the cameras so I feel she would have a lot of knowledge on navigating through it!
List the direct links/URL to your social media profiles so people can follow you:
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/loghanlongoria/
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/loghanlongoria
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/LoghanLongoria