PinkPantheress went from running fan pages as a teen to becoming the subject of them
It’s nearly May, which means the next issue of Alternative Press is here. We’re ecstatic to present our new issue (#406) with cover star PinkPantheress. Check out a preview of the story below.
PinkPantheress cover story
Over the past year, PinkPantheress has gone from obscuring her face in 10-second TikTok clips to releasing one of the most talked-about releases of 2021. And PinkPantheress continues to justify the hype, most recently on a collab with WILLOW called “Where you are.” It's surely a sign of greater things to come.
But before PinkPantheress was a viral sensation, she was, and still is, like many of her fans: obsessing over her favorite bands. In the cover story, the 20-year-old musician professes her love for emo music, particularly the theatrics of its heart-on-sleeve lyricism.
“[They're] not even necessarily as lyrics I can deeply relate to, but they’re just so theatrical and camp and over the top that I thought it was crazy,” she says. “That’s something I think I love about the genre. It’s never just, ‘I’m having a bad day’ — it’s, ‘I’m gonna dieeeee!’ I love it so much. The passion that they’re exuding, you don’t really get in pop. In emo, it was always something different.”