Recently, comic-book creators Phonogram published a new series called The Wicked + The Divine. It took Phonogram’s premise – that music is life-changing magic – one step further: in this world, pop stars are gods, chosen from among our mortal number but invested with a mesmerising divine power. The catch? Once deified, they only have two years to live. All of the gods of The Wicked + The Divine resemble real artists: Bowie, Prince, Rihanna. Sun goddess Amaterasu, especially, looks flagrantly familiar. Flame hair, bright facepaint, full white skirts and sleeves a-whirl… “Oh my god, what is this… OH MY GOOOOD!” Florence Welch whisper-screams when I show her the pages at her kitchen table. I tell her about the two-years-to-live bit. “That makes a lot of sense,” she says, touching the pages softly as she stares.
—  When the NME showed Florence Welch a copy of WicDiv. Rest of the article here.
Signs as Disney Princesses
  • Aries:Mulan (From Mulan)
  • Taurus:Tiana (From the Princess and the Frog)
  • Gemini:Merida (from Brave)
  • Cancer:Ariel (from The Little Mermaid)
  • Leo:Rapunzel (from Tangled)
  • Virgo:Sleeping Beauty (from Sleeping Beauty)
  • Libra:Snow White (from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs)
  • Scorpio:Pocahontus (from Pocahontus)
  • Sagittarius:Jasmine (from Aladdin)
  • Capricorn:Belle (from The Beauty and the Beast)
  • Aquarius:Cinderella (from Cinderella)
  • Pisces:Elsa (from Frozen)

“I would love to see Disney adapt Wicked. I’ve never seen the musical, and won’t be able to for a few years due to being in a country where it only comes every 5 years, and I can’t afford it at the moment, even though it is here in a couple weeks. I want to see what everyone is talking about. If it is animated, I’d love to hear the original cast reprise their roles.”