This is just the beginning. OPULENCE marks Brooke’s first official single. Everything up until this point has been just one long teaser. Tracks, videos, cameo appearances, Diesel campaigns, runway shows were just the foundation for someone that clearly has the potential to become an alt-pop superstar. If alignment is anything to go by, the video for Opulence which drops this week is directed by Steven Klein (yeah, I know) with art direction/styling and a lot more by Nicola Formichetti. The track itself was co-written by Jesse Saint James, Sia (who is Exec Producer on the album) and Brooke herself – it first premiered live at the Diesel Venice show last week and officially landed on iTunes today in HQ – and holy shit it is repeat-worthy good.
LA-based music mogul in the making Jesse Saint John told me, “OPULENCE is like a modern day VOGUE. Referencing the underground drag culture we idolized and ended up coming up in. It’s a fun sexy urban song that taps a nerve in all of us. We all wanna feel overly glamorous and decadent at times. It’s an amazing introduction to Brooke Candy, the world is hungry for a girl like her, strong and iconic with an actual message.”
Teasers for the video under the cut. Buy OPULENCE on iTunes here.
Consistency is key and HERO magazine has once again partnered with Hedi Slimane to shoot the cover of the latest issue! This time featuring actor Bill Skarsgård. The magazine hits shelves today and features contributions from Kim Jones, Kris Van Assche and Nicola Formichetti.
Following the February announcement of Chris Pine becoming the new face of Armani, the first film and official campaign image have now landed. It’s for Armani Code Ice, where Pine follows in the footsteps of Josh Hartnett. The track featured is “Barker” by Romain Auzemery.
Michael wears Vivienne Westwood MAN, Lanvin, Costume Nationale, Dries Van Noten nad jewellery by Pyrrha in this enigmatic editorial by Mason Poole for FLAUNT magazine. Buy the issue here.
Gunshot is the third song to be shared from Lykke Li’s new album. Words cannot. It will legitimately blow your mind. It was just unveiled via a new micro-site (I don’t know why this makes sense) gunshot.co which also includes the lyrics in full. The album ‘I Never Learn’ drops on May 5th, but seriously.