V117: THE DISCOVERY ISSUE KING PRINCESS
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.