This month’s cover star needs no introduction, but we’ll do one anyway. Genuine grade A pop star Zara Larsson is massive. Huge. Her debut album ‘So Good’ did ridiculous numbers after its 2017 release, with her breakthrough smash ‘Lush Life’ fast approaching the billion streams club on Spotify. Now, she sits on the verge of the release of its follow up, the ‘no ballads, all bangers’ ‘Poster Girl’. With maximum pop energy, Zara’s definitely talking out language.
Of course, there’s loads more to get excited about in our new issue. You’ll find interviews including Julien Baker, Claud, dodie, 24kGoldn, SG Lewis, Architects and Isaac Dunbar. We do the numbers on smash hit sensation Olivia Rodrigo, check in for A Day in the Life of Chloe Moriondo, find out everything we can about Tom Grennan and let Dork’s resident listmaster general Martyn Young test your nerve with the first edition of his new regular Top 10s. This month, it’s the top 10 British bands of the last decade. Nothing you’ll disagree with there.
In Hype, we’re introducing you to a bumper batch of talent, including Gracey, Master Peace, MAY-A and Abbie Ozard, while JAWNY answers our usual daft questions. Plus, there’s all the usual reviews, news, ratings and nonsense – including our ranking of the best 5 food items you can buy in an Ikea, and our personal grudge against Paul Hollywood. What more could you want?