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We caught up the Canadian star forward of Sunday’s ceremony.
Lennon Stella, the previous Nashville star-turned-solo artist, is in New York once we name to talk to her forward of flying into Canada for Sunday’s JUNO Awards. She is nominated for Single of the Yr and Breakthrough Artist of the Yr and her pleasure at being acknowledged by her dwelling nation is palpable. “It’s the primary time I’ve been a part of any awards present and [the fact that] it’s in Canada and I’m going again to dwelling base, it’s so cool. I like the Canadian-ness in that in the event you’re Canadian, there’s immediate help and love. I believe that’s such a phenomenal factor.”
Regardless of having moved to Nashville (the town) on the age of 9, Stella (who was born in Ontario) nonetheless very a lot embraces her Canadian roots. Actually, she says her favorite present to this point occurred in Toronto final yr. “It was actually essentially the most wonderful factor,” she says of the present. “It was additionally my first time headlining a present on that stage, plus all my household is on the market, so it was very, very cool.” Once more, she touches on the camaraderie of Canadians. “There’s simply a right away love in Canada that I believe you’re feeling while you’re Canadian. I imply I believe everybody feels it it doesn’t matter what as a result of Canada is simply the perfect however in the event you’re Canadian, they simply take you beneath their wing and it feels very loving.”
Lennon is getting ready to go out on tour from mid-Could (with stops in Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal, Edmonton and Winnipeg), and her debut album Three. Two. One can be launched sooner or later this yr. The album “has been within the making for fairly a while,” she says, “particularly over the least two years.” Describing the discharge as “a very long time coming”, she says that the completed product additionally helped her to really feel full. “I really feel actually good [about where the album is at] and it captures every part I would like it to seize. Now that it’s completed, I really feel very cohesive and completed which I’ve by no means actually felt earlier than and that’s a really thrilling feeling.”
Switching gears to vogue (naturally), we ask if her tour fashion displays that of her on a regular basis look. “It’s fairly comparable,” she explains. “It’s slightly extra elevated on stage since you wish to really feel a bit executed up however it’s similar to what I put on on a regular basis. There’s plenty of time the place it’s going to actually be the identical outfit I’ve worn that day,” she laughs. As for her go-to manufacturers, her sartorial coronary heart belongs to the classic racks. “I like classic designers, like classic Versace and classic Chanel, actually something that’s classic from a designer that I like. I by no means actually purchase new, I a lot desire for it to be classic.” Although if she does purchase new, it’s items from Chrome Hearts. “I’ve been loving every part they’ve been doing.”
One flick by means of her Instagram and one other talent of hers turns into instantly evident: the woman is aware of her manner round make-up. “Thanks!” she says once I inform her so, after which, as a result of I’m at all times curious as to what different individuals use of their routines, I ask that are her go-to merchandise. “I like Dior’s AirFlash Spray Basis. I take advantage of a NARS concealer, I like Charlotte Tilbury rather a lot, I’ve been utilizing slightly little bit of BECCA, a Tom Ford primer – these are my go-to’s.” When she’s not on stage, Lennon says her regular day look is “Dior Airflash, adopted by the Charlotte Tilbury translucent powder after which a blush of some kind, like NARS Orgasm. For the lip I at all times use the Charlotte Tilbury Lip Cheat in Iconic Nude, I like that one.”
As for what the yr appears like past Sunday? “Touring, the album, after which doing festivals this summer season,” she says, including that she’s trying ahead to having the ability to take a while to understand all of the work she’s executed and the place she’s at proper now. “I believe that’s vital.”
The JUNOs are occurring on Sunday, March 15 in Saskatoon. You may catch the awards (and Lennon’s efficiency) stay on CBC Music. You can too pre-order Three. Two. One by Lennon Stella right here.