Tyler Scruggs is an American writer, singer-songwriter, filmmaker, and activist based in Atlanta, Georgia. He writes dreamy pop songs that blend elements of indie rock, electronic, and R&B music known for their emotional honesty, raw intensity, and infectious melodies often dealing with themes of love, spirituality, heartbreak and self-discovery.

He has released three albums: Robots Live Forever (2011), Concerns (2013), and Televangelist (2021), with a fourth tentatively titled Salesman in production.

Tyler's work is characterized by his irreverent and witty writing style, which allows him to tackle serious issues with sensitivity and insight. His unique perspective on pop culture has garnered him a dedicated following of fans who appreciate his engaging personality and creative work.

In addition to his work in music and writing, Scruggs has also been involved in political activism and advocacy for LGBTQ+ rights, mental health, and addiction recovery. His opinion, news, and profile pieces have been published in literary magazines, online blogs, and websites such as INTO, Project Q, Goliath, PeachATL, and WUSSY MAG. He has worked as a city council campaign manager, a volunteer for Bernie Sanders’ 2016 and 2020 campaigns, and is the sitting co-chair for the Queer Socialists Working Group with the Democratic Socialists of America.

As a writer and director, Tyler has several short films under his belt, including the Tucson High School 2011 Best Short Film winner How I Might Have Met Jamie.

In 2018, he worked as an art department assistant on the DC Comics television show Doom Patrol and HBO’s Watchmen limited series.

He has also been involved in film and TV production as a wardrobe assistant for films like The Front Runner, and most recently with Marvel Studios in the Academy Award-winning costuming team behind Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, and costumer for the upcoming Francis Ford Coppola film Megalopolis.

Updated May 2023

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