As he enters a midtown office and bounds through the heavy glass doors, the first rushed words out of Jonny Pierce’s mouth are a muffled apology. “I just want to say I’m so sorry,” he says through a mouthful of cotton, peeling off his Balenciaga hoodie to reveal a long-sleeved black t-shirt with a familiar logo printed across the front. “I ran out of clean clothes on tour so I’ve just been wearing my own merch.” As far as first impressions go, two things are immediately evident: that he’s a bona fide rockstar, and that he’s probably the sweetest one you’ll ever meet.

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