V Girls: Pip Millett

V Girls: Pip Millett

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V Girls: Pip Millett

The genre-bending musician singing to her own tune

The genre-bending musician singing to her own tune

Photography: Niklas Haze

Styling: Jordan Kelsey

This feature appears in V136 now available for purchase

In a world that feels starved for fame without long-term meaning, remaining true to oneself is no easy task. But for 24-year-old Manchester-native Pip Millett, a musician creating her own narrative, there has never been a better time to change previous notions and turn those new perceptions into something magical. With her enormous capacity for emotional understanding and her signature sleek and stylish look, Millett defines a musician in it’s truest form. She’s someone who has worked for years to understand how she’s feeling and how to turn those powerful emotions into a melodic form of poetry.

Pip wears swimsuit, coat Versace by Fendi Tights Atsuko Kudo Shoes, vintage (stylist’s own)

Today, with multiple EPs and a highly anticipated 2022 European tour to support her latest project Motion Sick as well as her recent single, “Ride With Me” nothing is getting in the way of Millett saying exactly how she feels. Millett considers herself an empathic writer first. The fun parts of her job, like making music videos and going on tours, are actually secondary. Millett doesn’t categorize herself as any type of artist in particular, but more of a “crossover between R&B and pop.” Her music is so much more than that, so she doesn’t even want to give it a genre. It’s “just her soul.” Millett knows in her gut that she’s a rock star because it’s how she’s always felt…and no one can change that. If artists like Lauryn Hill, Joni Mitchell, and Bob Marley were the sparks that started her fire, her own music is the kindling that keeps it burning.

Leather Jacket EDWARD CRUTCHLEY, Jeans DIESEL, Boots STUDIO BAKOVIĆ, Necklace CHANEL

But how has the artist mastered the ability to maintain self-awareness while surviving—and thriving—in one of the toughest industries in the world? “Prioritizing alone time,” she says. “Even if it’s just a half-hour where you can sit in silence.” Millett also counts frequent long walks and waking up early as mechanisms for staying at ease. To her, opening up a dialogue of how to deal with your own emotions is most important. “The whole world would benefit from people prioritizing their mental space and health.”

Top stylist's own, Leather Skirt and belt, Saint Laurent, Boots STUDIO BAKOVIĆ

Through her music, Millett wants people to know that there is someone there for them, ”even if it’s just through a song,” she explains. “There is always someone to talk to and to listen to and feel what you’re feeling.” Like many musical talents before her, she never wants other people to feel alone. And for anyone who wants to do what she does, Millett says, “Focus on building yourself. Trust your gut. Trust your instincts. Make sure that you’re happy and healthy. Don’t just do things because you feel you have to. Do things because they make you feel good.”

This feature appears in V136 now available for purchase

Credits:

Makeup Mona Leanne (The Wall Group) Hair Ernesto Montenovo

Photo assistant Alex Kim Stylist assistant Mao Miyakoshi Location Quest Studios

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