Towa Bird Is The Fourth Face Of CLASH 128

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Towa Bird is the fourth face of CLASH 128.

The latest queer-pop phenomenon to steal the hearts of TikTok, Towa Bird is a 21st century digital icon made manifest. Dropped off at her CLASH cover shoot by Renee Rapp, she’s already a formidable force, someone capable of stealing headlines and wreaking algorithms in a single outfit.

When we sit down to chat, however, CLASH finds someone modest, if self-assured. Towa Bird knows what she wants, and how she’s going to get it. A pure, undimmed talent, she’s disrupting the pop landscape, pouring colour over some worn-out vistas.

Reflecting on her roots, the British-Filipino star is at home everywhere and nowhere, untethered to expectations. Revelling in her newfound freedom, she’s a new type of alt-pop iconoclast – little wonder she dared to call her debut album ‘American Hero’.

As Towa Bird puts it: “I’m sharing parts of myself that I haven’t shared with anyone else. I’m being incredibly vulnerable…”

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Words: Ana Lamond
Photographer: Jade Mainade
Fashion: Von Ford
Creative Direction: Rob Meyers Hair & Makeup: Chloe Schlossmann

Elsewhere in this issue you can absorb the truth of Bring Me The Horizon frontman Oli Sykes, and chart the journey of pivotal UK rap artist AJ Tracey. You’ll explore the realm of future RnB auteur Saya Gray, and gain an audience with enigmatic UK rapper Jawnino. Jodie Harsh reflects on shifts in London’s queer nightlife over two decades, DIIV and Been Stellar dig deep into New York’s DIY underworld, and Hollywood actor and musician Rome Flynn reveals all.

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