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New ‘Behind The Rolling Stone Cover’ Podcast: Jessie Ware

Rolling Stone AU/NZ’s brand-new podcast takes readers behind the making of its iconic magazine covers

Behind the cover podcast episode with Jessie Ware

Following ‘Behind The Rolling Stone Cover’ podcast episodes on Amy Shark, Amity Affliction, 50 Cent and Adele, Rolling Stone AU/NZ’s Editor-in-Chief, Poppy Reid, goes behind the making of the cover story for UK multi-award-winning powerhouse Jessie Ware.

Poppy Reid reads the Rolling Stone UK 2023 digital cover feature ‘Jessie Ware is ready to free herself’, penned by Editor Cliff Joannou — a layered and revealing deep dive into what Jessie Ware is calling her “Age of Aquarius”.

Reid then sits down with the “high priestess of pleasure” herself. The pair discuss what it was like to shoot the cover in a “really fun queer bar in East London”, The Glory; her love for her LGBTQI+ fans, why she hasn’t read the piece, and so much more.

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They also dive into the moment where she took stock of her life after realising she was appeasing the wrong people; why she loves the alter-ego she brings to her music and the stage; and how her song “Pearls” isn’t about what you might think it is.

Jessie wears dress by Maison Valentino, earring by Shaun Leane, earring worn as hair beret, vintage Givenchy at Susan Caplan. Photography by Mark Cant.

Jessie Ware is in the ‘billion streams club’ with 2.5 billion global music streams — and she’s had a phenomenal 2023 thanks to fifth album That! Feels Good!.

Visiting Australia last month to headline Summer Camp Festival, Ware had also just performed to 20,000 fans at her London shows and a few days later took out Artist of the Year at the inaugural Rolling Stone UK Awards.

Watch the fifth episode of Behind The Rolling Stone Cover:

‘Behind The Rolling Stone Cover’ is now available to watch and listen on Rolling Stone AU/NZ, and to stream on SpotifyApple Podcasts, and all major podcast platforms. The latest issue of Rolling Stone AU/NZ is out now.

This episode was edited by Got Next Studios.