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Two generations of cult troublemaker collide in the new issue of Dazed, as era-defining star Billie Eilish meets Kids screenwriter and photographer Harmony Korine. And, in a gesture of solidarity with our readers as large parts of the world remain on lockdown, this new issue will mark the first time our print magazine will be made available for free in its entirety online. Because while we may be alone, we are in this together.
Cruising her old LA stomping grounds with the paparazzi in hot pursuit, Eilish speaks with the radical transparency that’s made her a pop star for strange days: revealing both the trouble with becoming a tabloid fixture, and the sense of responsibility she feels towards her fans.
It’s just one of the memorable encounters in a spring/summer issue that celebrates the creatives who stand alone, but which also brings people together through the power of their unique artistic voices. Also on the cover, Nigeria’s new prince of Afropop Rema reveals the otherworldly talent that’s taken him from the streets of Benin City to global fame, in a story that defies all language barriers.
Billie Eilish In an in-depth profile lensed by cult auteur Harmony Korine, pop music’s strange addiction reveals the vulnerability behind the “voice of her generation” tag
Hype House Meet the teens showing how to make friends and influence people, TikTok-style, at their crib in LA
Dazed 100 As the Dazed 100 evolves for 2020, nine London-based artists reveal their blueprints for the future
New Perspectives on Influence A pair of in-depth reports from Lagos and New Delhi, two tech-fuelled cities where young people are harnessing the power of social media to transform their worlds
Rocks The teen-girl stars of Sarah Gavron’s coming-of-age story talk bants, Bechdel tests and the beginnings of their beautiful friendship
Confused News Telling it like it isn’t: Jake Chapman, Tea Hacic-Vlahovic and Aaron Stewart-Ahn report from a parallel dimension that’s closer than you think
100 gecs Captured together on a rare real world meeting, meet the controversial pop-metal duo living their best lives online
Bad Influencers Using Warhol’s muses as a guide, McKenzie Wark makes the case for why sometimes trans people need to be bad to be really, really good
Veronica the Werewolf Say awooo! to Veronica, shapeshifting teenage muse to horror author, visionary and dreamweaver Charlie Fox
Feel the Noise Meet the queer noise collective from Nottingham with a taste for trash aesthetics and “twisted, boundary-less drag”
Flannery Silva The digital artist on the doll-like inspirations behind her latest excursion into the uncanny
No Gyal Can Test Ahead of his debut show some ten years in the making, Akeem Smith talks black opulence and Jamaican dancehall culture
Jacob Lofland How a kid from rural Arkansas took on Hollywood from his own back yard – and won
Underground Resistance The NY selectors leading the fightback against threats to underground nightlife