Meet The Artist: Pentatonix’s Mitch Grassi On Self-Care In Quarantine And Bruce Springsteen

~Dancing in the Dark~

MONCLER GENIUS X SIMONE ROCHA dress, MAX BLACK gloves and stockings, JUSTINE CLENQUET necklace from NOLM Store, stylist’s own shoes, Mitch's own earrings

Mitch Grassi has a voice that makes you do a double-take. As the founder of a capella groups Pentatonix and Superfruit, Grassi has delivered countless viral covers and performances, breathing new life into what were (until he sang them) unbeatable classics. I mean, it takes a lot to bring “Bohemian Rhapsody” to a whole new level, but Grassi does it — and just with his voice.

If that weren’t enough, Mitch also has super enviable style. Scroll through his Insta and you’ll see a healthy helping of leather, latex and Balenciaga, all topped off by the singer’s fashion mullet. Be still our cold goth hearts.

MARTINE ROSE shirt from NOLM, GUCCI tie and jeans, BALENCIAGA shoes, JUSTINE CLENQUET necklace from NOLM
BALENCIAGA coat, stylist's own belt, Mitch's own earrings (worn throughout)

Name: Mitch

Age: 27

Star Sign: Leo

Where are you from and where do you live now?

Texas originally, but I’m based in Los Angeles.

Where are you currently quarantined?

My home in Hollywood.

Are you working on anything at the moment?

Yes, I’m working on my debut solo release.

What’s on your current quarantine playlist?

“Lovelee Dae” — Blaze.

Left: GUCCI suit, shirt and gloves, stylist's own gag | Right: MONCLER GENIUS x SIMONE ROCHA dress, MAX BLACK gloves, JUSTINE CLENQUET necklace from NOLM

What was the first album you remember truly loving?

Michelle Branch’s “Hotel Paper.”

What song do you wish you wrote?

Bette Davis Eyes.”

Was there a specific moment you knew you wanted to pursue music?

After hearing Imogen Heap’s Speak For Yourself album. I was amazed that she had such an incredible voice, and she produced her own music on top of that.

How would your parents describe you?

I think they would probably say I’m “mature,” haha.

Your music?

I think they would say my music sounds like Bruce Springsteen.

Outside of music, what do you like to do?

I like creating interesting images.

BALENCIAGA shirt, and skirt from KOT-J, ANN DEMEULEMEESTER apron from KOT-J, GUCCI gloves and paddle, JORDAN DALAH coat, MAX BLACK stockings, GIVENCHY earring from KOT-J, MONIRATH pearl earring, JUSTINE CLENQUET necklace from NOLM, CC STEDDING necklace, stylist's own shoes

Fashion-wise, how do you describe your style?

Understated, dramatic.

Fav brands at the moment?

Magliano, Balenciaga, Situationist.

What’s the most treasured piece in your closet?

I have a beautiful red patterned boxy Balenciaga coat that I scored in Paris in 2017.

If you were a shoe, which would you be?

A bitchy secretary heel.

What are your go-tos for self-care?

Hydration, making my mental health a priority, veganism.

Has your definition of self-care changed while you’ve been social distancing?

Definitely. I’m more careful than ever about listening to what my body really needs.

Left: MAX BLACK mask, JORDAN DALAH dress | Right: GUCCI suit, shirt and gloves

What’s the last thing you looked at on Instagram?


If your life were a movie, which would it be?

Rugrats In Paris.

When you’re able to leave the house again, what’s one thing you’ll never leave without?

Honestly? Marijuana.

What are you looking forward to?

Spiritual growth.

What’s been the best part of 2020 so far?

Writing a ton of music.

What’s next for you?

A fork in the road.

MAX BLACK mask, gloves and stockings, JORDAN DALAH dress, stylist's own shoes

art direction and styling KURT JOHNSON

photography DAKOTA GORDON