Clash Magazine is a multi-award winning music magazine that launched to critical acclaim in 2004, combining underground and mainstream music genres that includes fashion, film and entertainment in its subject matter.
In this issue:
• Chlöe Cover is the third face of Clash 120.
Approaching her solo era by ridding herself of any barriers to self-actualisation, Chlöe is ready to voice her unadulterated truth. No longer an ingénue, a new mononym comes of age under the glare of the spotlight. With a solo era promising passion and prowess, she asks: Are you ready to be entertained?
Speaking to Clash, Chlöe reflects on the power close bonds can hold, and how these can support her during the sudden glare of the solo spotlight; looking back on her inspirations, she also discusses how she hopes to in turn act as a point of inspiration for another generation of young Black female talent.
As she notes: “People are about to see the 360° me. Up until now they’ve only seen little pieces and fragments…”
Also featured in this issue are multi-faceted London group NiNE8 Collective; the hushed intimact of Clairo; groundbreaking UK rapper M1llionz; the breathless pop honesty of Gracie Abrams; formidable South London force Enny; and a profoundly personal essay on self-care from Ray BLK.
• Clairo Cover is the second face of Clash 120.
The beatific intimacy of Clairo’s music isn’t something to be breached lightly. A songwriter whose warm, empathetic approach has built up a unique relationship with fans, her music speaks of incommunicable truths.
In this cover feature, Clairo opens up to Mercury winner Arlo Parks about creativity, allowing the pandemic to fuel her love of open spaces, and why mutually supportive relationships within music are so important for young artists.
Discussing their appreciation for words of advice from Taylor Swift and Lorde, Clairo goes deep into the making of her excellent new album ‘Sling’.
As she puts it: “It's like you’re not as alone as you originally thought you were.”