“Listen with bated breath to the vague impulses of your heart. Small pains among the pale flowers. Now I rise, now I feel the fear and confusion. Now I welcome you on my shoulder if you don’t want me to be gloomy after the abandonment of a rainy sky. I feel the sky tremble when you touch my hand and I don’t want to avoid leaving the blue sky behind.“
Cover story captured by Matt Irwin and art directed by Nicola Formichetti with actor and singer Olly Alexander, an openly gay singer who doesn’t use ambiguity in his lyrics to make him pass for straight, in order to entice a legion of screaming girls. FY! also analyse various points of view of what an outsider is through editorials, texts and interviews with among others Ahmed Abdelrahman, Demna Gvasalia and Henrik Silvius.