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We hosted our incredible cover star Abra at London’s Ace Hotel in association with our friends at American Apparel. Here’s what went down in GIFs

If you’re not familiar with Atlanta’s Abra then you need look no further than our latest cover story where we got to know the singer in her private kingdom as she prepares to take her place as the queen of dark, brooding RnB.

As we mulled over the path she took to get where she is now and what she’s got planned for the future, we couldn’t help but feel that we were speaking to a future star with her destiny firmly in her own hands.

To celebrate the cover we decided to link up with our friends at American Apparel to throw a party on the seventh floor of London’s Ace Hotel with a panoramic view to match our cover star’s grand ambitions.

The room was full of anticipation as the night unfolded into a fitting blowout for the launch of our 65th issue and our latest cover star took to the stage. Abra’s set was mesmerising and, for many of the crowd, an eye-opening introduction to an artist who’s sure to make waves in the close future.

Check out a selection of GIFs from the night in the galleries above.