V117: THE DISCOVERY ISSUE
What’s new? What’s now? Discover the latest and greatest ahead, as nominated by the cultural forces of now.
Signaling the sound of change are our three cover-stars—King Princess, Charlotte Lawrence, and Kelsey Lu. Photographed by Inez & Vinoodh and styled by Paul Cavaco, these powerful musicians each strike a chord entirely their own. Mark Ronson’s protege, King Princess (otherwise known as Mikaela Straus), brings a queer perspective to the pop charts. Fusing her cello training with contemporary beats, Kelsey Lu orchestrates a nu-classical sound. And Charlotte Lawrence’s catchy melodies and powerful messaging call a new generation to take charge. In further conversations with Cole Sprouse, Kaia Geber, and Dev Hynes, the future of the pop landscape becomes all the more clear.