remembering the first scout cover ever
Three years ago, we arrived, and we brought an EYEDRESS with us
IF SO MANY THINGS can happen in the span of a year, just imagine how much something would change in three
ack in 201 , a young team of editors was tasked to put together a magazine that would cater to millennials, that generation of the youth either still in college, prepping to go to college, or just made it out alive After a couple of months, Scout nally arrived in July—and on its very rst face was a Filipino musician who was both popular and obscure at the same time
Looking back on it now, even if it was something many people didn’t quite understand, there was no better choice than yedress for our debut cover The idea behind Scout when it rst began was that it was going to be an outlet for the underdog creatives of our generation ghting from underneath, to reveal a face of the youth that wasn’t quite obvious when you looked anywhere else
yedress, a bedroom musician who ironically found his success in a more accepting audience abroad, best represented that Scout vibe That’s clear, now more than ever ou may not have known who he was, and you still wouldn’t have when you rst saw him on our cover, but the fact that he was good enough to go to London to take he next step in his career was an indication that he was special That this generation was—is— special in its own unprecedented way, a way that we were all, even ourselves, still coming to realize
Three years later, and a lot of things are no longer the same I’ve sat through and seen all of the changes myself yedress is back in Manila, still making music is latest album “Manila Ice is on potify, if you’d like to check it out And as you can see, we’re no longer putting the same kind of people on our covers ometimes, you gotta make the changes you never planned to make ne thing hasn’t changed, however: this generation’s still special oung people are still special, so long as they don’t let the times beat them down completely
Yes, Julius Valledor did have to go all the way to London to take photos of Eyedress.