Top by Malene Oddershede Bach, suit by Roberta Einer and jewelry by Pilgrim 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 This story is from Kinfolk Issue Twenty-Three Buy Now Related Stories Arts & Culture Issue 19 Going Incognito We all secretly wonder what mischief we’d make if invisible: When our identity is hidden, everything seems possible. Arts & Culture Issue 19 The Best Policy Sometimes we talk to each other without feeling heard. Honesty—a most intimate interaction—can be just as thrilling as its more devious inverse. Arts & Culture Issue 19 A Sense of Suspense With unhinged imaginations and mountains of cliff-hangers, the filmmakers behind the sci-fi podcast Limetown have all the makings of a scary story. Arts & Culture Issue 19 Like Clockwork In this new column about time, we learn how slipping off our watches makes us feel like deadline-damning renegades. Interiors Issue 19 Prankster’s Paradise Is the nine-to-five grind approaching monotony? Arrive at the office early to even the playing field and invoke mirth for your co-workers. Arts & Culture Music Issue 19 On a Grander Scale Malaysian singer-songwriter Yuna now may live on the opposite side of the globe, but she’s determined to evolve while staying true to her roots.