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On the road to revelation and the release of a debut album, a British musician offers advice on how to harness massive ambition: Do not yield to self-doubt.

To sing is to make one’s voice heard. For singer-songwriter Cherie Jones-Mattis, performing also means broadcasting her inner voice. And that’s no mean feat for a woman who prides herself on introspection. Yet despite her shyness and default setting of British reserve, Jones-Mattis’ complete commitment to music and burning ambition to be the strongest version of herself has carried her into a profession she’s dreamed about since childhood. Shortly after the release of her debut album, New Skin, she talks

  • Words:
    John Clifford Burns
  • Photography:
    Marsý Hild Þórsdóttir
  • Styling:
    Lilja Hrönn Helgadóttir
  • Hair and Makeup:
    Yasmina Bentaieb

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  • Words:
    John Clifford Burns
  • Photography:
    Marsý Hild Þórsdóttir
  • Styling:
    Lilja Hrönn Helgadóttir
  • Hair and Makeup:
    Yasmina Bentaieb
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