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Arlo Parks is the first face of Clash 117.

A calming voice for troubled times, the West London aesthete is an expert on locating light and wisdom amid darkness and doubt. Indeed, her super-power is empathy – it’s something the past 12 months have tested to the limit. Debut album ‘Collapsed In Sunbeams’ is drenched in feeling, soaked in emotion – it’s a therapeutic experience, one in which sharing, mutual conversation, is absolutely key. 

Constructed during the uncertainly of 2020, it finds Arlo continually searching for fulfillment. The results are an inspiration – soulful and wise, her meditations have an openness that reflects the way she approaches life.

As she tells Clash: “Being sensitive is a double-edged sword...”

Also featured in this issue is Roisin Murphy, Backroad Gee, Zara Larsson, Enny, sleaford mods, Hope Tala, Oliver Malcolm, Baby Queen, and more. Other covers to follow this week.

Buy Issue 117 physical copy HERE. Clash 117 will be shipped to your home in fully recyclable zero-plastic packaging from 26th January 2021.

Clash 117 Arlo Parks Digital Version is also available to buy now here.

Clash 117 with Arlo Parks 

Words: Robin Murray
Photography: Jenny Brough
Fashion: Harry Clements
Creative Direction: Rob Meyers

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