Game Changers: Dua Lipa, Lo Moon, Phantogram, and Torres

Game Changers: Dua Lipa, Lo Moon, Phantogram, and Torres

Photography: Nathaniel Goldberg

Styling: Michelle Cameron

Text: Ian David Monroe

This article originally appeared in V109, on newsstands now. Order your copy here.

DUA LIPA 

DUA LIPA WEARS DRESS SAINT LAURENT BY ANTHONY VACCARELLO JEWELRY HER OWN

“Releasing my debut album feels really surreal. I’m still a little overwhelmed and excited. The response has been amazing. It’s like I’ve put a really big part of my life out there for everyone to see, and it was my little secret up until yesterday, so I still can’t believe it. I got a new tattoo. It says, “Patience,” and I feel like it relates a lot to my album. It was delayed a bit, but patience helped me.”.

LO MOON

FROM LEFT: SAMUEL STEWART WEARS SWEATER COACH 1941 TSHIT HIS OWN CRISANTA BAKER WEARS TOP CHANEL MATT LOWELL WEARS SHIRT MICHAEL KORS

"At first, we were a little bit intimidated about playing during the day at a festival, because it's dark and moody music. But once we tried it, it seemed to work. The music is so heavy at times: We get into that tranced feel. But when we're just playing the songs and having fun together as a band, that's when we feel like we have our best shows." -Matt Lowell

PHANTOGRAM

FROM LEFT: JOSH CARTER WEARS TOP TIM COPPENS SUNGLASSES HIS OWN SARAH BARTHEL WEARS TOP ALEXANDER WANG CHOKER EDDIE BORGO

“Seeing the music come to life in a visual way will always be my favorite part of songwriting. And seeing the emotion that we put into Three resonate with or fans. It’s a very meaningful, in-depth record. It’s amazing to see the connection it has with other people. We’re always expanding our sound, pushing ourselves outside of our comfort zone, growing as artists. It’s important for musicians in 2017 to stay fresh and unique. Don’t follow the trends.”—Sarah Barthel

TORRES

TORRES WEARS JACKET NICOLE MILLER JEANS LEVI’S NECKLACE LADY GREY

“I’m not sure that I would necessarily characterize my new album, Three Futures, as progression. I am more inclined to say that I’m just in a different headspace than I was when I made the last record. Everything is always in flux, and I actually really enjoy being a different person all the time. I’m intrigued by time and what that means, because time doesn’t move, but we do. We move and we make choices, and often choices affect where we end up. At the same time, we have no control over what ends up happening. Sometimes we can choose something and then the future ends up being exactly what it would have been anyway.”

Credits: Makeup Francelle (Art + Commerce) Hair Shon (Hyungsun Ju) (Julian Watson Agency) Production coordinator Sabrina Banta Digital technician Heath McBride Photo assistants Ian Ruhter and Christian Coleman Stylist assistant Erika Golcher Makeup assistant Takahiro Okada Hair assistants Dale Delaporte and Jun Goto (De Facto Inc.) Location Øutpost Studio Catering Abraham (Monterone)

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