Monday, June 3, 2013

Musicians In Disguise: Why They Hide

They're utterly mysterious and strangely exciting. They drive the imagination wild when we watch them on stage. They can fly you to the moon and steal your heart, or rip it out of your chest and devour it whole. And we're not just talking about boy bands.

Who are these figures and what does it all mean? Terrifying or enchanting, we just can't take our eyes off of a musician in disguise. In a world flooded with perfectly airbrushed close-ups, these artists have chosen a route of solemn (and many times silly) secrecy that gives them an edge like none other.

Let's take a look at the flesh and blood faces of some of the most well-known undercover artists and why they fell for the allure of anonymity.

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