“I connected with Abike from Germany, who was in Mallorca at the same time as me. We didn’t have any specific plans in mind. We hopped into a car and drove along the coastal road. In the end, the photos were taken at two different spots that caught our eye. On the spot, we intuitively began exploring our sets and taking photographs. We took a good 7 hours for this and produced these beautiful series in a very relaxed atmosphere.”
Bristol-based musical duo Firewoodisland is back with their latest single, ‘As Long As I Go,’ taken from their upcoming EP of the same name. The track wants to give people support, a bit of hope, where there is hardly any hope in the first moment. It’s a sentiment that underlines the song’s purpose—to offer solace and strength to those grappling with life’s most challenging moments.
Over the summer I had the pleasure of staying with Harley Maya’s family in their lovely “finca” on the island of Ibiza. A sanctuary-like space filled with various objects of affection from her parents travels through India accompanied by a whiff of fresh breeze coming from the gorgeous Balearic island that has long set itself apart as a refuge full of possibilities, where culture, nature and fun are intertwined.
“I remember the first week we raised way more than I thought we would and I kept randomly bursting into tears of joy.” With these candid words, Brooke Howard gives us a glimpse into the authentic emotion and gratitude she holds for her journey and her fans.
“Over the past year, I’ve learned a lot about myself as a young adult. I’ve moved into my first apartment. I’ve made new friends in a new place. I’ve transitioned to working full time on my music. And the more I grow, the more I write. The more I write, the more I learn about myself. “Scatterbrain” is a self-reflective collection of songs that made my scattered brain very happy.”
Sometimes it doesn’t take much to create a beautiful photo series. All you need is a location, a camera, a model, and a photographer. Like in this series with Lennon Elizabeth photographed by Chase Hart.
“Asya packed a bag full of clothes, took the train, and met me at the St. Regis Florence. It was a cloudy day, with a bit of rain, so we stayed in and shot around the beautiful junior suite, filled with historic decor and views of the Arno River. Asya only spoke Italian, and I only spoke English so we communicated through simply getting creative together.”
“Inspired by the untouched beauty, I embarked on a fashion editorial with a model draped in white garments. The contrast of pure elegance against the untamed backdrop symbolized the harmony between human artistry and the natural world’s grandeur.”
“The following photographs were taken in August 2023 in the countryside near Kraków, where Angelica—the model—and I stayed for a few days at my grandmother’s cottage. I wanted to capture the playfulness and lightheartedness that filled the time we spent there together.”
“I’m actually a pretty happy person most of the time and the few sad moments are what I use to create my music,” shares Bella Stine, offering a glimpse into the soul behind the voice. Navigating the labyrinth of teenage emotions and experiences, she tells stories that seem to cradle the listener’s heart with a gentle, yet firm understanding of varied emotional landscapes.
Clean guitars, lush harmonies, and some implied sunshine. That’s the vibe on “Apathy,” the new single from Brighton-based indie rockers, Dutch Criminal Records. A bit of a nod to the Beach Boys, it reaches for breezy alternative flavors that have been repurposed time and again in indie rock – most notably the American 60s, British 90s, and Australian 2010s. It’s no surprise the band hails from where they do, as at any given moment, the mixtape would be well-fit for surf and sun.
Let’s follow on a visual journey through a summer story, photographed by Clara Novelli. Like a documentary, it portrays chill moments, youth, and fun, capturing the essence of a season. Starring Olga Novelli, Emma Novelli, Angelica Massai, Lavinia Cecconi, Federica Fabbri, Sofia Mari, Livia Mari, Riccardo Antonangeli Conforti, Lorenzo Scarpelli, and Lorenzo Mondaini.
“My biggest belief is that all you need is one, your person. Someone that when all else fails, you can put on your running shoes and run to them, away from everything else.” From the heartfelt melody of her new release, “Running Shoes,” AVIV embeds this sentiment into a gentle, warm embrace of a song that becomes a much-needed retreat in turbulent times.
The final part takes us to the last day of this amazing trip, offering a blend of playful fashion and summer flair. Make-up and styling done by Yasmina Rodríguez. Brands involved include ASOS Shoes, Toral Shoes, Roberto Cavalli, and a vintage dress.
“Blue is the stillness after the storm, the epiphany that arises when you realize your worth. It’s the courage to walk away from something almost-right, believing that something wholly perfect awaits. It’s the bittersweet symphony of letting go, knowing that there’s a vast world beyond heartbreak,” explains Vianne, encapsulating the essence of her latest release, ‘Blue.’