Poppy Describes Her First Independent Album

Poppy Describes Her First Independent Album

"I've always put the art first. I think that’s important."

"I've always put the art first. I think that’s important."

Photography: Ryan Saradjola

Styling: Nicola Formichetti

Text: Devin Barrett

The Music Index featuring Poppy first appears in V119, our Music Issue featuring Lizzo. V119 is available for sale!

Genre: Pop

Origin: Emerged as an ASMR-meets-music crossover YouTube phenomenon

Proof of clout: 1 Billboard Next Big Sound hit; over 400 million YouTube views Fans are called: Poppy Seeds

"I've always put the art first. I think that’s important. I’m also going to be releasing my first independent album this summer. I’m describing it as “post-genre”–what music sounds like after. I think my look is cuter than what the music sounds like, but I really have always been influenced by Tokyo and the fashion there. I feel like that’s been consistent in my world. I was a dancer previously, so I think it was a natural progression to start doing music. I feel like I’m the best version of myself when I’m performing.”

Credits:
Makeup Sachiko (Kiki Inc.) Hair Dritan Vushaj (Forward Artists) Stylist assistants Marta Del Rio, Sophia Deaborne

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