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Photographer: Emma Summerton Stylist: Giovanna Battaglia

Fashion is infatuated with the fiftes—and so are five of today’s hottest musical talents. Click here to read the full article.

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“I just felt that my head was too big for my hair,” says the voluminously coiffed singer, whose self- titled debut album will be released in the U.S. in August.

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“The last time people danced—really danced, not just moshed—to American rock ’n’ roll was probably during Elvis’s time,” says the electro-rockabilly musician. “That’s my connection to the era.”

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“Some of our songs can sound a bit old-fashioned,” says Shapiro, whose duet album with Green will be out in September. “But the lyrics are frank, pretty honest, and don’t try too hard to rhyme. In that way, they’re very modern.”

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The neo-soul singer, whose debut album will be released in the U.S. in July, won hearts last fall when she appeared on the BBC’s Later…With Jools Holland to perform “Age,” her entrancing single about falling for a much older man. “I was calling upon the old jazz greats when I wrote it,” she says.

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“I like cigarette pants, and I like Audrey Hepburn. The fifties birthed some pretty iconic looks,” says the L.A.–based musician.

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“I’m into that midcentury traveling-salesman look—or a William S. Burroughs style,” says the New York musician, who has been known to refer to himself as the Jewish James Dean.

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Born Sanne Putseys, the singer took her retro-rasta alias from a Lauryn Hill song. “My own name didn’t sound very exotic,” she explains.