The Next Wave: Jesse Jo Stark

The Next Wave: Jesse Jo Stark

These rising stars have genre-defying sounds and the ambition to make it big. We're all ears.

These rising stars have genre-defying sounds and the ambition to make it big. We're all ears.

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Photography: Olivia Malone

Styling: Alexandra Cronan

Text: Alexandra Ilyashov

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

Raised on a diet of Merle Haggard, Fleetwood Mac, and the Clash, the L.A.-bred musician's sound has evolved into "dreamy singer-songwriter, more alternative rock." Lana Del Rey's sister, Chuck Grant, directed the singer's video for her spring single, "April Flowers." Stark explains, "Chuck got the weirdness of what I wanted to do." Stark has always been involved with fashion, too: her parents founded Chrome Hearts, the clothing and accessories line. She even helped out close pal Bella Hadid with her capsule collection for the brand. "It's hard to mix friendship and work, but we did a really good job," she says. This fall, Stark will release her first EP. In July, she opened for Guns N' Roses in Prague—a bucket list item for plenty of musicians.

JESSE JO WEARS CLOTHING AND SHOES BALMAIN
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