Photo(s) courtesy of Saint Laurent
There’s few things that get us more giddy than the worlds of music and fashion, so when the two worlds combine to create a photo series as wondrous as this, we get especially titillated.
Luxury brand Saint Laurent has been known to scout indie musicians for their campaigns, recruiting DIIV frontman Zachary Cole Smith and former Girls singer/songwriter-turned-solo-artist Christopher Owens for recent editorials. Yesterday, the label announced the latest star of their Music Project, none other than Canadian crooner Tobias Jesso Jr.
Jesso has been on a tear since the release of his debut LP Goon, released earlier this year, accumulating a famous fan base (Adele, HAIM, and Patrick Carney of The Black Keys have all sung his praises, to name a few) and selling out venues across the world. His songwriting and incredible voice tower as tall as Tobias himself, who stands at an intimidating six-foot-seven.
YSL’s Music Project is shot by creative director Hedi Slimane, and previously featured such monumental artists as Joni Mitchell, Daft Punk, Josh Homme of Queens of the Stone Age, and B.B.King. Jesso fits right in to the mix: the photos capture the singer-songwriter in an incredible all black suit, squinting slyly in the bright and dry Malibu desert.
Tobias Jesso Jr. is poised to make 2015 his year: he’s already stunned audiences, performing standout single “How Could You Babe” with the Roots on The Tonight Show, and will be continuing his whirlwind tour in support of Goon throughout the summer and fall, including stops at Pitchfork Music Festival in July, and Milwaukee’s Turner Hall Ballroom in October. Now he can add fashion spokesmodel to his 2015 Domination Checklist.
Check out the more photos of Jesso’s Saint Laurent’s Music Project below, as well as his upcoming tour dates.
TOBIAS JESSO JR. TOUR DATES
07/16 Sun. 7/19 – Pemberton, BC, Canada – Pemberton Music Festival
07/17 Sun. 7/19 – Chicago, IL – Pitchfork Music Festival
09/29 San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore
09/30 Portland, OR – Star Theatre
10/02 Seattle, WA – Neptune
10/06 Minneapolis, MN – Cedar Cultural Center
10/07 Milwaukee, WI – Turner Hall
10/10 Montreal, GQ – Corona Theatre
10/11 Boston, MA – The Sinclair
10/14 Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg
10/15 Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg
10/16 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
10/17 Washington, DC – 9:30 Club (early show)
10/19 Asheville, NC – Orange Peel
10/20 Nashville, TN – Exit/In
10/21 Atlanta, GA – Terminal West
10/22 Birmingham, AL – Saturn
10/23 New Orleans, LA – One Eyed Jack’s
10/24 Dallas, TX – Granada Theater
10/25 Austin, TX – Emo’s
10/27 Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom
10/28 San Diego, CA – Belly Up Tavern
10/30 Los Angeles, Ca The Fonda