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Clash #108

Freedom

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Freedom. It’s a concept that we like to believe we’re all entitled to, but often the restraints of society prevent us from really allowing ourselves to be what we want to be. Individual and creative freedom is the lifeblood of the summer edition of Clash, and in this issue we... ​​Read More

Freedom. It’s a concept that we like to believe we’re all entitled to, but often the restraints of society prevent us from really allowing ourselves to be what we want to be. Individual and creative freedom is the lifeblood of the summer edition of Clash, and in this issue we praise the inspiring artists that assert their own unique essence through inventive and distinctive means of expression.

The first of this issue’s four cover stars is the liberated pop luminary, Troye Sivan. Having abandoned the rulebook in pursuit of an authentic representation of himself, Troye Sivan has explored and embraced the stigmas that once confined him to truly appreciate a future with restrictions. Ahead of the release of his second album, ‘Bloom’, we caught up with Troye in LA to dig deeper into his identity-shaping odyssey.

The second of this issue’s four cover stars is the dynamic soul adventurer, Anderson .Paak. Since breaking through with six appearances on Dr. Dre’s ‘Compton’ in 2015, Oxnard’s Anderson .Paak has become one of music’s most compelling acts. Never afraid to surprise his listeners, he continues to blow up while holding onto his roots in the LA underground, navigating a celebrated course while simultaneously applying his humble origins to an edgier, more unsparing side of his prolific personality. Taking time out from recording his much anticipated new album, .Paak opened up to Clash about the journey that led him here, and his appreciativeness for the achievement.

The third of this issue’s four cover stars is the dark-hearted teen pop queen, Billie Eilish. The unconventional Californian prodigy brazenly exposes the scowling, pensive side of adolescence, juxtaposing shimmering and ethereal cuts of pop profundity with the glaring demeanour of a teenage tearaway. Clash sat down with Billie one LA morning to chat memorable memes, family affairs, and that time she was patted on the head by Lana Del Rey.

The fourth and final cover star of Clash 108 is Pharrell, a man who’s long been so resolutely original in all areas of his artistic endeavours that he’s earned the privilege to manifest his own destiny, and does so in thrillingly successful ways. One of the most influential creative minds of our generation, Pharrell Williams has transcended his position as one-half of music’s hottest production duo The Neptunes and one-third of the genre-defying band N*E*R*D to become an inspirational renaissance man whose golden touch is in demand throughout the realms of music, fashion, film, and beyond. With a new solo album on the horizon, Pharrell shares his thoughts on creative practice and the curiosity that’s kept him at the forefront of art for three decades.

This issue also includes The Spice Girls, Kris Wu, Buddy, Gaika, Bad Gyal, Yungen, Ravyn Lenae, Peter Buck, and much more.


Clash 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.

21 x 28 cm
Softcover
178 pages
Summer 2018
English
ISSN 1743-0801
Clash 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.