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Sometimes, when a new direction is embarked upon, it is because it has revealed itself, rather than being sought after and chosen. Our minds are so wonderfully receptive and responsive that often, despite how firmly entrenched we may be in our beliefs or attitudes, we can recognise the value of fresh perspectives when we see it.

In Clash 114, we bring together six artists that have endured to break the panorama: settling not for their accepted fate, but seeking returns down a different road.

The third of these six is HAIM, the LA (em)power trio that has escaped the pressure of perfection in following their second album to pursue an altogether more liberated creative process, which has in turn refreshed and reinvigorated the sisters, infusing their latest work with an undeniable sense of pleasure.

“It’s so much easier now to [put songs out as and when] - there’s not as much red tape,” they tell Clash. “We didn’t even tell our management or label; we were just like, ‘We’re going to do this thing and put it out.’ It’s been a really, really fun process to just be like, it is what it is.”

Also featured in this issue is Denzel Curry, Halsey, JPEGMAFIA, AJ Mitchell, Lolo Zouaï, Patti Smith, Nick Mason, Akon, Pop Smoke, Maisie Peters, The Beatles, and many more. Other covers to follow this week.

Clash 114 is available to buy online now ahead of its release next week - get the magazine HERE.

 

Clash 114 with HAIM

Interview by Kate Solomon

Photography by Keith Oshiro

Fashion by Rebecca Grice

Creative Direction by Rob Meyers

Styling by Rebecca Grice

MUA by Edwin Loftjet Ess

Hair by Candice Birns

 

Alana wears dress by Kwaidan Editions.

Danielle wears bralette by Baserange, trousers by Helmut Lang.

Este wears blazer by Kwaidan Editions.

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