Speaking of music performed by actual musicians, i-D comes good on its music issue’s billing with a story photographed by Daniel Jackson and styled by Alastair McKimm featuring a bonafide musician, that’s right, Alice Glass. The story’s title is a riff on the Freddie Mercury declaration, “I won’t be a rockstar. I will be a legend,” which is hardly misplaced when speaking about Alice. “Now that I’ve been away from the gruelling touring schedule and had time to think, I know that I would rather be myself,” says Alice speaking with i-D. “I don’t have to answer to anyone and I can take my time. Even if only a handful of people want to come to my shows it’s better than living a lie playing stadiums.” Alice does not mince words whether about classic music (“We can be influenced by the past but fuck retro trends, it’s regressive”) or sexism in the music industry (“Everyone should be a feminist”), which will surely endear her to a legion of fans who came to know her with her former act Crystal Castles. Alice has already set to work on her own solo act, which will no doubt be legendary.

Credits include: Publication, i-D Pre-Fall 2015; Title, “Don’t be a rockstar, be a legend”; Photography, Daniel Jackson; Styling, Alastair McKimm; Magazine text, Bertie Brands; Hair, Holli Smith at Total Management using Bumble bumble; Makeup, Hannah Murray at Art + Commerce using Topshop Beauty; Manicure, Rica Romain at LMC Worldwide using Chanel; Set design, Gerard Santos at The Magnet Agency; Photography assistance, Kit Leuzarder; Digital and lighting, Karen Goss; Styling assistance, Katelyn Gray, Lauren Davis, Holly Gorst; Hair assistance, Yuhi Kim; Makeup Jen Myles; Production, Nikki Stromberg, Matthew Youmans at MAP Ltd NY.

Alice Glass | i-D Pre-Spring 2015 (Photography: Daniel Jackson)

Alice Glass | i-D Pre-Spring 2015 (Photography: Daniel Jackson)