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Published on May 28th, 2020 | by Jerry Doby

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Who Is Doug Locke?

Doug Locke is an actor and musician from Houston, Texas with more than 10 years in the industry. He’s set to release his new music in chapters starting with the first EP “Black Travolta” which became available on all music platforms May 8th.

As a musician, his influences include Prince, Jimi Hendrix, Lenny Kravitz, Rihanna, and Madonna. His Spotify counts over 650,000 streams and Soundcloud sports over 29k streams. His single “#ThisCouldBeUs” hit no.32 on the iTunes Hot 100 charts and the music video has over 1.2 million views.

The music video for his single “In or Out” was nominated for “Best Indie Music Video” for a Queerty award in 2018.

As an actor, he got his start playing a young Jimi Hendrix in the short film “A Technicolor Dream.” Some of his other TV and film credits include roles in “Jane The Virgin,” “Bones,” “House MD,” and in the Reese Witherspoon film “Home Again.”

The Hype Magazine got Doug Locke to weigh in on a few things!

From the outside looking in, who is Doug Locke?

Doug Locke is a multidisciplinary artist with a passion for social justice and reform.

What brought you to the entertainment industry, music specifically?

Maybe it’s the Aries in me, but I’ve loved performing every since I was a child.  Even though I was a shy kid, I came alive on a stage.  I come from a family of storytellers and I grew up in home where music was always present so it has always been a passion of mine.  I love the way music can simultaneously convey story, emotion and a feeling.

What do you want people to get from your music?

I want people to find love in themselves through my music. My mission is to add a little beauty to the world through my art and hopefully to inspire others to live their truth. I believe that there is nothing more courageous than living a life of authenticity.  Let us celebrate fierce individuality and practice radical self love though self acceptance and empowerment.

Tell us about your current project and what it means for you

My current project is called “Black Travolta: Lunar I.”  It is the first in a series of mini EP’s each exploring a different flavor of my personality.  “Black Travolta,” which is also the name of the lead single is playful, confident, and sexy.  The forthcoming EPs will explore different themes and sounds.  The lunar theme is threaded throughout the series and the next EP is called “Why: Lunar II”

For new listeners, what song of yours would you pick as an introduction to you as an artist?

I feel like the songs “Temptation,” “In or Out,” and “#ThisCouldBeUs” is a great introduction to who I am as an artist.  I have many influences in different genres, but I think these 3 songs are a good jumping-off point.

Tell us a bit about your work and passions OUTSIDE of music…

At my core, I’m an artist through and through with many creative pursuits.  I began acting professionally when I moved to LA and I love getting lost in a character. As a child of a civil rights activist, I’m also passionate about social justice and reform.

Last but not least, HYPE wants to know…What’s your CRAZIEST “Where they do that at?!” aka WTF?! moment…

I’m big on cleanliness and hygiene.  I was completely shocked when the internet erupted with stories of people who don’t wash their legs in the shower.  That is crazy, where they do that at?

 

Keep up with Doug Locke

https://www.douglockemusic.com/

https://open.spotify.com/artist/2F633vOMnlOtx8cIYh0f5G

 INSTAGRAM:@LockeTheArtist

Featured Image Shot by Jeremy Jackson04



About the Author

Editor-in-Chief of The Hype Magazine, and internationally published arts & entertainment journalist. Member of the U.S. Department of Arts and Culture as well as the United States Press Corps.


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