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Just heard this from a few months ago:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kFtMl-uipA8

I like very much. What's the story, where to next, etc.

Ned Raggett, Monday, 27 January 2014 18:03 (seven years ago) link

twigs

Johnny Fever, Monday, 27 January 2014 18:04 (seven years ago) link

twigs

flopson, Monday, 27 January 2014 18:04 (seven years ago) link

lol

flopson, Monday, 27 January 2014 18:04 (seven years ago) link

twigs

SHAUN (DJP), Monday, 27 January 2014 18:05 (seven years ago) link

<3 twigs, but let's not lie to ourselves, Arca is the real draw.

festival culture (Jordan), Monday, 27 January 2014 18:06 (seven years ago) link

The Arca production is sweet, but I'm also a fan of her whispery tones.

Johnny Fever, Monday, 27 January 2014 18:06 (seven years ago) link

So it's Arca or it's twigs or it's both or it's more or...

Ned Raggett, Monday, 27 January 2014 18:10 (seven years ago) link

First ep was released in 2012 as twigs. In a pre-emptive move on her part to avoid a clash with another artist named twigs, she changed the name to FKA twigs before releasing the second ep in 2013. Arca has handle the production/beat-making on both iirc, and she writes and sings. Album in 2014 perhaps? Hope so.

Johnny Fever, Monday, 27 January 2014 18:13 (seven years ago) link

Man that's involved. Anyway, thanks for the clearup.

Ned Raggett, Monday, 27 January 2014 18:15 (seven years ago) link

I can't stand Water Me from the singles poll. I've listened to it through about a dozen times and still nothing sticks for me. She has an aggravating quality to it that reminds me of Peter Gabriel for some reason. I tried to bait jjj into talking shit about it on his anti-shriekfest thread, but it turned out he dug it. I just listened to another track (Papi Pacify) that seems more substantial to me though.

how's life, Monday, 27 January 2014 18:28 (seven years ago) link

I like "Papi Pacify" (and ummmmmm, the video! I am here for all this gorgeous black people engaging in kink!). "Water Me" does nothing for me tho.

raggett neds of your summer dress (The Reverend), Monday, 27 January 2014 20:17 (seven years ago) link

oh, I had the video on in a separate tab! :D

how's life, Monday, 27 January 2014 20:18 (seven years ago) link

i love both of these eps, love this chick, love her producer, love her movie directors, will always support good looking multiethnic groups of teens doing pretentious Fashion things

max, Tuesday, 28 January 2014 03:25 (seven years ago) link

I just came here for the distended eyes

octobeard, Tuesday, 28 January 2014 04:16 (seven years ago) link

really admire anyone who has never experienced the type of insecurity that lets them hear something in "water me"

call all destroyer, Tuesday, 28 January 2014 04:21 (seven years ago) link

really now?

raggett neds of your summer dress (The Reverend), Tuesday, 28 January 2014 05:27 (seven years ago) link

Okay before I forget, that user name rules. (I am biased.)

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 28 January 2014 05:43 (seven years ago) link

four months pass...

YES

Wonderful cover, and it looks like none of the tracks are repeated from either EP. Can't wait.

You guys are caterpillar (Telephone thing), Monday, 9 June 2014 17:26 (seven years ago) link

two weeks pass...

http://disconaivete.com/post/89694315611

Hit play on the soundcloud embed, scroll ahead to the 30:00 mark. Then get gut punched by "Two Weeks".

Johnny Fever, Monday, 23 June 2014 22:55 (seven years ago) link

yeah this sounds kind of incredible, wow

le goon (J0rdan S.), Monday, 23 June 2014 23:01 (seven years ago) link

perfect

festival culture (Jordan), Monday, 23 June 2014 23:05 (seven years ago) link

Just checked Amazon and the mp3 single is out tomorrow (I'd presume the same holds true for iTunes).

Johnny Fever, Monday, 23 June 2014 23:10 (seven years ago) link

this is perhaps the first time i have found her interesting. earlier songs were way too wispy and distant for me; this seems way less brittle

ginuwine's cousin (monotony), Tuesday, 24 June 2014 12:54 (seven years ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3yDP9MKVhZc

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 24 June 2014 13:35 (seven years ago) link

so is this Arca, or?

festival culture (Jordan), Tuesday, 24 June 2014 14:14 (seven years ago) link

that song is delightful!

emo canon in twee major (BradNelson), Tuesday, 24 June 2014 14:55 (seven years ago) link

holy shit

Star Gentle Uterus (DJP), Tuesday, 24 June 2014 16:43 (seven years ago) link

so is this Arca, or?

She said in the little interviewlet with Ellie Goulding yesterday that she's actually been doing some production herself. Whether this is one of them or not, I don't know yet.

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 24 June 2014 17:31 (seven years ago) link

Goddamn

, Tuesday, 24 June 2014 20:33 (seven years ago) link

Amazing song, amazing video

Who is bankrolling this?

, Tuesday, 24 June 2014 20:33 (seven years ago) link

XL presumably

festival culture (Jordan), Tuesday, 24 June 2014 20:40 (seven years ago) link

so is this Arca, or?

She said in the little interviewlet with Ellie Goulding yesterday that she's actually been doing some production herself. Whether this is one of them or not, I don't know yet.

― Johnny Fever, Wednesday, June 25, 2014 3:31 AM (3 hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

I think this one was a Clams Casino production.

ginuwine's cousin (monotony), Tuesday, 24 June 2014 21:13 (seven years ago) link

if so this is the first time i've enjoyed a clams thing in years

emo canon in twee major (BradNelson), Tuesday, 24 June 2014 21:33 (seven years ago) link

and the first time i've enjoyed a fka twigs thing anyway

emo canon in twee major (BradNelson), Tuesday, 24 June 2014 21:33 (seven years ago) link

v v v good

call all destroyer, Tuesday, 24 June 2014 21:34 (seven years ago) link

This is definitely a bold clam xp

, Tuesday, 24 June 2014 21:36 (seven years ago) link

I think this one was a Clams Casino production.

nah he said on twitter that he didn't produce it.

festival culture (Jordan), Tuesday, 24 June 2014 21:42 (seven years ago) link

Just twigged (har har) that the vid is probably a response/take on Kanye's Power vid?

What are earlier examples?

, Tuesday, 24 June 2014 23:06 (seven years ago) link

http://twitter.com/clammyclams/status/481446543598579712

― festival culture (Jordan), Wednesday, June 25, 2014 7:43 AM (1 hour ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Lol, that's some shonky journalism by Pitchfork and a host of others then.

ginuwine's cousin (monotony), Tuesday, 24 June 2014 23:23 (seven years ago) link

Annnd new interview

http://nymag.com/thecut/2014/06/meet-fka-twigs-musics-new-fashion-darling.html

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 25 June 2014 01:22 (seven years ago) link

"Two Weeks" has completely taken over my brain

basically I can't go more than 45 minutes without humming either this song or "Dark Horse"

Star Gentle Uterus (DJP), Wednesday, 2 July 2014 15:00 (seven years ago) link

^^ minus the Dark Horse part

, Wednesday, 2 July 2014 15:10 (seven years ago) link

three weeks pass...

"Two Weeks" has really changed the way I think about her - I hope the rest of the LP avoids the pallid and watery early songs (which I tried really hard to love, but just couldn't latch onto for whatever reason) and more full-bodied like the newest single. She seems like a pretty cool person in any case: http://pitchfork.com/features/interviews/9460-fka-twigs/

uxorious gazumping (monotony), Wednesday, 23 July 2014 06:38 (seven years ago) link

I still think the songs on the eps are gorgeous and really can't comprehend how they're unlikeable—particularly "Water Me," which seems to be the one most scorned—but I'm looking forward to whatever her next move is.

Johnny Fever, Wednesday, 23 July 2014 06:47 (seven years ago) link

leaked. if you need me, i'll be over here listening to this one on a loop for the next couple days.

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 29 July 2014 01:11 (seven years ago) link

this album is a real endorphin releaser.

Van Horn Street, Wednesday, 30 July 2014 01:19 (seven years ago) link

i love "two weeks" and i think i also love "pendulum" but at this point i'm not convinced by the rest

emo canon in twee major (BradNelson), Wednesday, 30 July 2014 02:29 (seven years ago) link

So basically what if 100 gecs but "sexy"?

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Wednesday, 5 August 2020 01:36 (one year ago) link

Tom, delete... oh ffs

Time Will Show Leo Weiser (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 5 August 2020 01:39 (one year ago) link

I have fallen too far into the internet

645AR - Sum Bout U (feat. Fka Twigs) pic.twitter.com/l32XlGKYq6

— san (@fag2k20) August 4, 2020

self-clowning oven (Murgatroid), Wednesday, 5 August 2020 01:42 (one year ago) link

^^^ otm

pomenitul, Wednesday, 5 August 2020 01:43 (one year ago) link

this 645ar guy is really taking lil wayne's brand of autotune-rap to its logical extreme isn't he

anyways, I unironically really like this. I saw a comment on Stereogum describe it as something that Tiny Mix Tapes would've gone crazy over, which is very otm

josh az (2011nostalgia), Wednesday, 5 August 2020 06:22 (one year ago) link

worst music I’ve ever heard. I’m old.

sound of scampo talk to me (El Tomboto), Wednesday, 5 August 2020 06:24 (one year ago) link

gecs is way more tolerable than this, somehow

sound of scampo talk to me (El Tomboto), Wednesday, 5 August 2020 06:25 (one year ago) link

I do appreciate how the new generation is destroying music though. All of this is necessary work, so we can finally arrive at the prophecy, where music is killed

sound of scampo talk to me (El Tomboto), Wednesday, 5 August 2020 06:29 (one year ago) link

Clicked on the Twigs video all hyped and expecting it to sound like 100 Gecs and... what, where does that comparison come from? This isn't even remotely like?

I'm always impressed by her work as a singer and writer - but I often forget she's a phenomenal dancer. And her dance is an integral part of her art and her artistry.

(LOL but the original vid totally reminds me of my dayjob, hahaha, fortunately Twigs does appear to be completely regulatory compliant.)

Branwell with an N, Wednesday, 5 August 2020 08:02 (one year ago) link

It's silly and I'm pretty into it tbh

change display name (Jordan), Wednesday, 5 August 2020 10:49 (one year ago) link

once you get past the squeaks, this is really not that bad? lol

but like gecs idk if i can listen to it more than once

Roz, Wednesday, 5 August 2020 12:58 (one year ago) link

hoogie boogie land is not that bad if you can get past the vocals

the quar on drugs (Simon H.), Wednesday, 5 August 2020 13:20 (one year ago) link

This dude's voice is the most ridiculous thing, I did not stop laughing throughout the whole song

shout-out to his family (DJP), Wednesday, 5 August 2020 13:31 (one year ago) link

I also have "Don't be fooled by the shades or the locks / I'm just a mosquito from the Bronx" stuck in my head

shout-out to his family (DJP), Wednesday, 5 August 2020 13:32 (one year ago) link

100 Gecs are more fun but this is def funnier.

pomenitul, Wednesday, 5 August 2020 13:33 (one year ago) link

a bop, but I couldn't resist https://t.co/7jdwEck8rU pic.twitter.com/URm9pYU4hn

— 𝖘𝖈𝖔𝖙𝖙𝖌𝖚𝖒 (@scottgum) August 5, 2020

but also fuck you (unperson), Wednesday, 5 August 2020 14:30 (one year ago) link

lol

ok here's my attempt

645AR - Sum About U (feat. FKA Twigs)https://t.co/PlOmlRTgKT

— CHANTS (@ChantsWI) August 5, 2020

change display name (Jordan), Wednesday, 5 August 2020 14:37 (one year ago) link

I'm not into 'Sum Bout U' but I do find myself really enjoying 'Yoga', not sure what that says...

emil.y, Wednesday, 5 August 2020 14:42 (one year ago) link

this really isn't that bad, at all.

boxedjoy, Thursday, 6 August 2020 11:05 (one year ago) link

four weeks pass...

amazing video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IxGDNRE-2c0

Roz, Friday, 4 September 2020 13:35 (one year ago) link

holy shit

shout-out to his family (DJP), Friday, 4 September 2020 13:58 (one year ago) link

right?? wish it was 20 mins longer tbh

Roz, Friday, 4 September 2020 13:58 (one year ago) link

I want to watch this entire movie

shout-out to his family (DJP), Friday, 4 September 2020 13:59 (one year ago) link

yes, that was awesome! i especially loved the way she crossed the restaurant to him at the beginning, the percussive pulse of her movements. just incredible

Karl Malone, Friday, 4 September 2020 18:05 (one year ago) link

Brilliant stuff!

Tsar Bombadil (James Morrison), Saturday, 5 September 2020 00:37 (one year ago) link

Yeah, I mean her music is obviously awesome, but her videos are so next-level amazing I totally want her to make the jump to being a movie star - would love to see her do a full length film.

Extractor Fan (Branwell with an N), Sunday, 6 September 2020 08:55 (one year ago) link

she did, she's in Honey Boy, Shia Lebouf's autobiographical film. She's actually really good in it though I can't recall if she even speaks. (and that movie is really good, I was extremely surprised).

akm, Sunday, 6 September 2020 15:27 (one year ago) link

I want a Highlander reboot starring Twigs and I want it yesterday

change display name (Jordan), Sunday, 6 September 2020 16:03 (one year ago) link

Nobody is going to trick me into watching anything that POS lebouef has made, sorry.

Tsar Bombadil (James Morrison), Sunday, 6 September 2020 23:51 (one year ago) link

Yeah, I don't think even Twigs could make me sit through anything of Lebouf - cosign wanting an all-dancing and mixed martial arts and swordplay Highlander reboot, tho.

Extractor Fan (Branwell with an N), Monday, 7 September 2020 12:16 (one year ago) link

This also tells me that, in addition to more acting, Twigs should be doing choreography in ghost/zombie movies

shout-out to his family (DJP), Tuesday, 8 September 2020 13:52 (one year ago) link

three months pass...

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/11/arts/music/fka-twigs-shia-labeouf-abuse.html

The lawsuit, filed in Los Angeles by the musician, accuses the actor of sexual battery, assault and infliction of emotional distress.

the serious avant-garde universalist right now (forksclovetofu), Friday, 11 December 2020 17:22 (eleven months ago) link

quoted at length here for those who are paywalled:

In the lawsuit, FKA Twigs aka Ms. Barnett said that Mr. LaBeouf did not like it if she spoke to or looked at male waiters; in an interview, Ms. Barnett said she learned to keep her eyes down when men spoke to her. She also stated in the suit that Mr. LaBeouf had rules about how many times a day she had to kiss and touch him, which he enforced with constant haranguing and criticism.

Mr. LaBeouf convinced Ms. Barnett to stay with him in Los Angeles, she said, rather than move back to London where she and her professional circle lived. It was a step toward her isolation, she said. And he would often say that her creative team used her, a message that eventually led her to doubt them.

But living with him became frightening, she said. The lawsuit says that he kept a loaded firearm by the bed and that she was scared to use the bathroom at night lest he mistake her for an intruder and shoot her. He didn’t let her wear clothing to bed, and would spin a trifling disagreement — over an artist she liked and he didn’t, for example — into an all-night fight, depriving her of sleep, the suit says.

The situation came just as she was completing what became her most critically lauded album, “Magdalene.” Ms. Barnett said she found herself in stasis, struggling to fulfill her professional duties, and confounding her friends and colleagues. “Twigs is always the driving force behind her career — always a step ahead of everyone else,” said her longtime manager, Michael Stirton. “This was an extreme change in her personality and character.” The album’s release was delayed multiple times, and a tour was rescheduled at great cost, Mr. Stirton said, as Ms. Barnett receded. “I could speak to her,” he said. “But I couldn’t reach her.”

As Ms. Barnett grew more isolated, she said she felt as though her safety nets were unraveling. The gas station incident had happened in public, she said, and no one stepped to her aid; an early attempt she made to tell a colleague was brushed off. “I just thought to myself, no one is ever going to believe me,” she said in an interview. “I’m unconventional. And I’m a person of color who is a female.”

Slowly, with the help of a therapist, she began to strategize her exit. While she was packing to leave in spring 2019, Mr. LaBeouf turned up unannounced and terrorized her, according to a sworn statement from a witness, her housekeeper, in the lawsuit. When Ms. Barnett wouldn’t leave with him, the statement says, he “violently grabbed” her, picked her up and locked her in another room, where he yelled at her.

Escaping him began to seem “both difficult and dangerous,” the lawsuit says. And even as she grew in resolve, she felt overwhelmed, she told her therapist, in an email The Times has reviewed. Though she had the means, it took several attempts for Ms. Barnett to extricate herself, she said in an interview. And it was only afterward that she realized how broken down she had become.

“The whole time I was with him, I could have bought myself a business-flight plane ticket back to my four-story townhouse in Hackney,” in London, she said. And yet she didn’t. “He brought me so low, below myself, that the idea of leaving him and having to work myself back up just seemed impossible,” she said.

In her lawsuit, Ms. Barnett said she plans to donate a significant portion of any monetary damages to domestic-violence charities. “It was actually very expensive, and a massive undertaking of time and resources, to get out,” she said in an interview.

the serious avant-garde universalist right now (forksclovetofu), Friday, 11 December 2020 17:26 (eleven months ago) link

I know it's beside the point but I got a push alert from the NYT for this on my phone and I imagined a large portion of the world looking at their phone and asking who tf FKA Twigs is

self-clowning oven (Murgatroid), Friday, 11 December 2020 17:26 (eleven months ago) link

Yeah, got the alert as well, see what you mean.

Robert Gotopieces (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 11 December 2020 17:34 (eleven months ago) link

fuck, man, this is awful. civil suits alone aren’t enough. abusive motherfuckers like this belong behind bars. but i hope she takes him for all he’s worth.

davey, Friday, 11 December 2020 22:41 (eleven months ago) link

This is really heartbreaking. Nothing but love and support for Twigs.

Roz, Saturday, 12 December 2020 03:44 (eleven months ago) link

Aye. Goddam

maf you one two (maffew12), Saturday, 12 December 2020 03:50 (eleven months ago) link

one month passes...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QJacful-tII

ufo, Tuesday, 26 January 2021 23:23 (ten months ago) link

nice

nxd, Wednesday, 27 January 2021 10:11 (ten months ago) link

She did an interview with Louis theroux for his podcast too.

candyman, Wednesday, 27 January 2021 12:12 (ten months ago) link

three weeks pass...

https://www.elle.com/culture/celebrities/a35460385/fka-twigs-shia-la-beouf-abuse/

more harrowing details of her abuse at labeouf's hands in this piece but also new album details!

During quarantine, she collaborated with powerhouse producer El Guincho, the mastermind behind Rosalía’s breakthrough album, El Mal Querer. Twigs tells me she’s created a “going out” album that features collaborations with Nigerian Afrobeats star Rema, British hip-hop up-and-comer Pa Salieu, and pop darling Dua Lipa. She met the latter on Instagram, and the two decided to collaborate on a dance track, “Why Don’t You Love Me,” which was made for the return to dance floors, post-vaccine.

very excited for the rema & pa salieu collabs

ufo, Thursday, 18 February 2021 01:53 (nine months ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZnmzNmOPSLQ

the dua lipa collab "why don't you love me" was premiered in dua lipa's livestream concert too

ufo, Thursday, 18 February 2021 01:54 (nine months ago) link

damn el guincho is having a run right now

That's not really my scene (I'm 41) (forksclovetofu), Thursday, 18 February 2021 04:24 (nine months ago) link

She is making a martial arts series, oh hell yeah

https://theface.com/music/fka-twigs-interview-michaela-coel-i-may-destroy-you-pa-salieu-headie-one

change display name (Jordan), Wednesday, 24 February 2021 21:18 (nine months ago) link

that's a really fun conversation!

That's not really my scene (I'm 41) (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 24 February 2021 22:16 (nine months ago) link

eight months pass...

New song sounds like one of the best Bond songs ever.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Friday, 19 November 2021 01:22 (two weeks ago) link

it's for a spy film so she met the brief

ufo, Friday, 19 November 2021 01:45 (two weeks ago) link

Did not know that. Makes sense.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Friday, 19 November 2021 02:34 (two weeks ago) link

the song in question - it's great!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bgvTBLA6nA8

Roz, Friday, 19 November 2021 03:36 (two weeks ago) link


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