Track Star: Alynda Lee Segarra of Hurray for the Riff Raff

The Vibe: Small Town Heroes, the newest album from the folk band Hurray for the Riff Raff, is filled with a whole lot of feminist rage and resignation from the singer Alynda Lee Segarra. She sounds pained and complex, but her look is a little more straightforward: think fifties housewife with a bone to pick.

The One-Song Intro: “I Know it’s Wrong (But That’s Alright)”

The Look, Recreated: This sleeveless denim shirt from Cheap Monday, this retro dress by Rachel Antonoff, and this floral pencil skirt by Derek Lam. maitri mehta

It’s music madness if you click this way.

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Track Star: Katy B

The Vibe: Katy B is one of the most important voices in British pop music right now—yah, that’s right. Her new album, Little Red, is a mix of all her mediums—dubstep, ballad, pop, and grunge. She loves a good romper and some bright colors—not that anything can hold a candle to her fiery hair.

The One-Song Intro: “Crying For No Reason”

The Look, Recreated: This psychedelic shift dress from Kristinit, this tie-dye caftan by Mary Meyer, and this 3.1 Phillip Lim fringe leather jacket. maitri mehta

Listen up: There’s a whole lot more “Track Star” to be had.

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Track Star: Charlie Hilton of Blouse



The Vibe: On their sophomore album Imperium, Portland’s Blouse has moved away from the synth-pop of their debut (which was straight-up wonderful) toward something rawer, incorporating some fuzzy guitar and a cello here and there. Charlie Hilton, the band’s vocalist, dresses in a way that really sells this change of pace: Her look’s sweet, serene, and totally laid-back.

The One-Song Intro: “A Feeling Like This”

The Look, Recreated: This flowy Samantha Pleet dress, this chain necklace by Bones and Feathers Collective, and this dolman-sleeve sweatshirt from T by Alexander Wang. —maitri mehta

Head this way to get some more fresh material for your Spotify listening.

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Track Star: Frankie Rose

The Vibe: Frankie Rose has been in just about every girl-group you’ve loved in the past couple of years—Crystal Stilts, Vivian Girls, and Dum Dum Girls. And she really shines on her solo album Interstellar, which is full of space-pop beats and her breathy vocals. She’s got a style that’s soft, mysterious, and full of black silk; it plays well with her dark hair and blood-red lips.

The One-Song Intro: “Know Me”

The Look, Recreated: This floral neoprene bodysuit from Shakuhachi, these coated jeans by April 77, these Dieppa Restrepo sleek all-black booties, and this Tucker black kimono dress. maitri mehta

Meet some chicks as talented and stylish as Frankie right here.

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Track Star: Angel Haze


The Vibe: An up-and-coming rapper from Detroit, Angel Haze’s talent is matched only by her candor—she describes herself as pansexual and has talked all about growing up in what she calls a religious cult. Her style has as much personality as her rapid-fire rap, with a whole lot of prints, black, and body jewelry.

The One-Song Intro: “Echelon (It’s My Way)”

The Look, Recreated: This crazy Clover Canyon bomber, this brass body chain from Bliss Lau, and these mermaid leggings from Blood is the New Black. maitri mehta

Fall down a “Track Star” rabbit hole right here.

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Track Star: Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig of Lucius

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The Vibe: Though they’re not twins or even sisters, Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig, the vocalists for the effervescent band Lucius, are all about the double-trouble. Their matchy mod look is almost spooky, but they pull it off in a big way.

The One-Song Intro: “Turn it Around”

The Look, Recreated: This 3.1 Phillip Lim black-and-white dress, these wedge mary janes by Jeffrey Campbell, and these nutso sunglasses from Linda Farrow. —maitri mehta

For more looks you can sing along to, click here.

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Track Star: Betty Who

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The Vibe: The Australian pop star Betty Who’s vibe is like Marilyn Monroe with a pixie cut. She delivers fun, sassy pop that you can dance to (and dance to and dance to)—which plays well with her style, all retro-fun and cheeky.

The One-Song Intro: “High Society”

The Look, Recreated: A pink-sleeve varsity jacket from Opening Ceremony, these high-waist jeans from Courtshop, and an Erdem floral scarf. —maitri mehta

It’s music madness right over here! Go on now.

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Track Star: Caitlin Rose

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The Vibe: If you love some country-pop—and miss Jenny Lewis as much as I do—Caitlin Rose will ease your ails. Her new album, The Stand-In, is earning this Tennessee native comparisons to the likes of Loretta, and her look will really make you want to break in some cowboy boots.

The One -Song Intro: “The Stand-In”

The Look, Recreated: This ladylike dress from Boy by Band of Outsiders, this Digby + Iona compass necklace, and this raffia hat by Helen Kaminski. maitri mehta

It’s “Track Star” heaven up in here.

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Track Star: FKA Twigs

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The Vibe: It’s gonna be a banner year for R&B and hip-hop ladies, and FKA Twigs will definitely be among the bad bitches on the rise. She’s from England but might as well come to us via Neptune—she’s like a tiny, entrancing alien. Her lyrics and beats are hallucinatory and surreal, and so is her style.

The One-Song Intro: “Water Me”

The Look, Recreated: This bright bodycon dress from Illustrated People, this hypnotizing Mara Hoffman trench, and these killer spiked hoops from nOir Jewelry.

In the mood for more music discovery? You gots it.

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Track Star: Diane Birch

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The Vibe: In her music, the Brooklyn singer-songwriter Diane Birch mixes some soulful vocals with impressive piano skills (so much Stevie Nicks goodness!). In her clothes, she’s got a knack for doing BK-girl-who’s-traveled-the-world—see, she’s lived in Zimbabwe, Sydney, Portland, and L.A., too.

The One-Song Intro: “Speak a Little Louder”

The Look, Recreated: This fedora from Goorin Brothers, this striped Rachel Pally skirt, and this cape-coat from In God We Trust.

More “Track Star” action? Music to our ears.

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