Neon Trees frontman Tyler Glenn is a self-proclaimed momma’s boy and can’t wait to call her whenever he has good news. And Deb Glenn (who lists “Relief Society president” in her Twitter description of herself) earned his love by supporting him in his atypical interests growing up in California.
“She pushed us a ton at things we were good at,” Tyler told Utah Valley Magazine. “But she was never afraid of the stigma — she was fine with her 4-year-old boy in ballet instead of soccer.”
Tyler loved music and dance from a young age, and his Mormon mom didn’t worry about what other families in the neighborhood thought.
“I was an artistic kid, and I was happy that way,” he said. “But I was naturally shy, so I hid a lot. I tried to shy away from being called a musician. Gradually over time, I started calling myself an entertainer or a singer.”