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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 (five years ago) Permalink

twigs

Johnny Fever, Monday, 27 January 2014 18:04 (five years ago) Permalink

twigs

flopson, Monday, 27 January 2014 18:04 (five years ago) Permalink

lol

flopson, Monday, 27 January 2014 18:04 (five years ago) Permalink

twigs

SHAUN (DJP), Monday, 27 January 2014 18:05 (five years ago) Permalink

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

festival culture (Jordan), Monday, 27 January 2014 18:06 (five years ago) Permalink

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

Johnny Fever, Monday, 27 January 2014 18:06 (five years ago) Permalink

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 (five years ago) Permalink

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 (five years ago) Permalink

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

Ned Raggett, Monday, 27 January 2014 18:15 (five years ago) Permalink

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 (five years ago) Permalink

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 (five years ago) Permalink

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

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

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 (five years ago) Permalink

I just came here for the distended eyes

octobeard, Tuesday, 28 January 2014 04:16 (five years ago) Permalink

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 (five years ago) Permalink

really now?

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

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

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 28 January 2014 05:43 (five years ago) Permalink

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 (four years ago) Permalink

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 (four years ago) Permalink

yeah this sounds kind of incredible, wow

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

perfect

festival culture (Jordan), Monday, 23 June 2014 23:05 (four years ago) Permalink

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 (four years ago) Permalink

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 (four years ago) Permalink

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

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 24 June 2014 13:35 (four years ago) Permalink

so is this Arca, or?

festival culture (Jordan), Tuesday, 24 June 2014 14:14 (four years ago) Permalink

that song is delightful!

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

holy shit

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

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 (four years ago) Permalink

Goddamn

, Tuesday, 24 June 2014 20:33 (four years ago) Permalink

Amazing song, amazing video

Who is bankrolling this?

, Tuesday, 24 June 2014 20:33 (four years ago) Permalink

XL presumably

festival culture (Jordan), Tuesday, 24 June 2014 20:40 (four years ago) Permalink

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 (four years ago) Permalink

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 (four years ago) Permalink

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

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

v v v good

call all destroyer, Tuesday, 24 June 2014 21:34 (four years ago) Permalink

This is definitely a bold clam xp

, Tuesday, 24 June 2014 21:36 (four years ago) Permalink

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 (four years ago) Permalink

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 (four years ago) Permalink

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 (four years ago) Permalink

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 (four years ago) Permalink

"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 (four years ago) Permalink

^^ minus the Dark Horse part

, Wednesday, 2 July 2014 15:10 (four years ago) Permalink

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 (four years ago) Permalink

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 (four years ago) Permalink

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 (four years ago) Permalink

this album is a real endorphin releaser.

Van Horn Street, Wednesday, 30 July 2014 01:19 (four years ago) Permalink

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 (four years ago) Permalink

Oh yeah I totally was.

Acting Crazy (Instrumental) (jed_), Friday, 14 August 2015 11:24 (three years ago) Permalink

six months pass...

New song!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Tq0HzgDcNc

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 18 February 2016 19:52 (three years ago) Permalink

this is fantastic

its subtle brume (DJP), Thursday, 18 February 2016 20:40 (three years ago) Permalink

very beautiful

Spottie, Thursday, 18 February 2016 20:50 (three years ago) Permalink

Yeah, I love this, especially the fluid quality of the vocal line.

one way street, Thursday, 18 February 2016 20:51 (three years ago) Permalink

Finally getting to listen to this. Gorgeous!

Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever), Friday, 19 February 2016 05:34 (three years ago) Permalink

lol did she intentionally make a two-in-the-pink-one-in-the-stink hand at the very end of the video?

Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever), Friday, 19 February 2016 05:36 (three years ago) Permalink

Good, thanks!

Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever), Saturday, 20 February 2016 02:21 (three years ago) Permalink

this is about as straightforward and mainstream-friendly a pop ballad as she's ever done, right?

cher guevara (lex pretend), Saturday, 20 February 2016 07:50 (three years ago) Permalink

By some distance.

Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever), Saturday, 20 February 2016 08:06 (three years ago) Permalink

thought it was a little dull because of that (pop balladry) but the little touches at the end were still really great. video obviously also awesome.

in twelve parts (lamonti), Saturday, 20 February 2016 12:10 (three years ago) Permalink

she sounds way better here than the first time she was on SNL

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5iyrsFQIQ-0

Hey (Extended Mix), Tuesday, 1 March 2016 09:17 (three years ago) Permalink

She sounds great but I was REALLY distracted by how loud her breaths in between the phrases of the chorus were. (Totally my issue, I know.)

I idly started scrolling the comments on that video and this one killed me:

Zokami RGS2 days ago
i thnk she became an airbender at the end

its subtle brume (DJP), Tuesday, 1 March 2016 14:42 (three years ago) Permalink

Liked that song more seeing it live. But loved the stage set-up, so cool. Reminded me a bit of Silly Little Love Songs in Give My Regards to Broad Street, except, you know...

http://i.imgur.com/NxmH1kl.png

in twelve parts (lamonti), Wednesday, 2 March 2016 11:13 (three years ago) Permalink

yeah that is a good set

Hey (Extended Mix), Thursday, 3 March 2016 09:20 (three years ago) Permalink

wow that performance fuckin rules

art baengels (monotony), Thursday, 3 March 2016 11:54 (three years ago) Permalink

I love her performances.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YY-DvTt5Ag4

✖✖✖ (Moka), Thursday, 3 March 2016 21:06 (three years ago) Permalink

She looked like a freaking sex goddess on that Glastonbury concert.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Thursday, 3 March 2016 21:07 (three years ago) Permalink

woaawwa

rap is dad (it's a boy!), Thursday, 3 March 2016 23:44 (three years ago) Permalink

"good to love" is one of her best ever songs

J0rdan S., Friday, 4 March 2016 03:41 (three years ago) Permalink

otm

Hey (Extended Mix), Friday, 4 March 2016 12:44 (three years ago) Permalink

yep

i like to trump and i am crazy (DJP), Friday, 4 March 2016 14:50 (three years ago) Permalink

four months pass...
four months pass...

i would feel so much better if someone just announced a surprise lp2 release

Karl Malone, Wednesday, 30 November 2016 19:08 (two years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=305ryPvU6A8

"HomePod. The new sound of home. Directed by Spike Jonze. Starring FKA twigs."

ArchCarrier, Wednesday, 7 March 2018 07:39 (one year ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

i'm glad she's getting that kind of exposure and she's so cute and an amazing dancer but my first reaction to that commercial was "homepod gives you psychosis"

akm, Thursday, 22 March 2018 19:42 (one year ago) Permalink

eleven months pass...

So it's been years. What the fuck is going on?

Mince Pramthwart (James Morrison), Thursday, 21 March 2019 22:34 (one month ago) Permalink

she's posted on instagram about some health problems which are presumably part of why she hasn't released anything since "good to love". she's announced a few festival dates for this year, her first tour dates since 2016, so i'd hope some new music will be on its way soon enough

ufo, Thursday, 21 March 2019 22:47 (one month ago) Permalink

So it's been years. What the fuck is going on?

Playing in Australia in May.

steven, soda jerk (sic), Thursday, 21 March 2019 23:57 (one month ago) Permalink

Playing RBMA in nyc as well

i believe that (s)he is sincere (forksclovetofu), Friday, 22 March 2019 01:27 (one month ago) Permalink

one month passes...

New single out:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YkLjqFpBh84

pomenitul, Wednesday, 24 April 2019 19:21 (three weeks ago) Permalink

!

Johnny Fever, Wednesday, 24 April 2019 19:30 (three weeks ago) Permalink

video is incredible

J0rdan S., Wednesday, 24 April 2019 19:42 (three weeks ago) Permalink

hell yeah

change display name (Jordan), Wednesday, 24 April 2019 20:14 (three weeks ago) Permalink

she has been working her ass off on that stripper pole in her IG stories for awhile

(•̪●) (carne asada), Wednesday, 24 April 2019 20:19 (three weeks ago) Permalink

The video's amazing (when she first comes stalking out on those heels it's like something from a Cremaster movie), but the song kinda only exists as a soundtrack to the video. The two of them together remind me of one of those commercials for a fantasy video game where a slow piano ballad is playing as explosions are going off all around you and you're shooting lasers at dragons.

shared unit of analysis (unperson), Wednesday, 24 April 2019 20:31 (three weeks ago) Permalink

It's great paired with the video, but I think it's a strong song in its own right.

Johnny Fever, Thursday, 25 April 2019 03:38 (three weeks ago) Permalink

This video and this song and the subtly ASMR production = incredible

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Friday, 26 April 2019 13:55 (three weeks ago) Permalink

I am not into this song at all. The video is great, though.

GDPR vs GAPDY (DJP), Friday, 26 April 2019 15:46 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Beautiful song. The video is nice until it goes all CGI though...

AlXTC from Paris, Friday, 26 April 2019 20:06 (three weeks ago) Permalink

first impression was that the video was incredible but the song was meh, but listening to it now without the visuals and it's really beautiful still. is that some vocal percussion I'm hearing towards the end?

she's so strong as a dancer... I've done aerial/acrobatic arts before and pole dancing was just so physically painful for me. every core muscle hurt, your thighs burn, and the blisters that you get on your hands, yargh.

Roz, Sunday, 28 April 2019 06:07 (three weeks ago) Permalink

song is great and the sound design feels like a big step up from anything on her debut, so gorgeous

ufo, Sunday, 28 April 2019 11:38 (three weeks ago) Permalink

I think her singing is really, really good but I’m not taken by the song

GDPR vs GAPDY (DJP), Sunday, 28 April 2019 13:27 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Same after two listens but maybe that will change?

i believe that (s)he is sincere (forksclovetofu), Sunday, 28 April 2019 19:33 (three weeks ago) Permalink

I was not feeling this one at first, I think I have an innate aversion to piano-led ballads. Now I think this song is too damn pretty to be ignored, I love the sparse, weird arrangements, I love her performance, I love the video. I don’t love that she pulled the trick of making me consider a piano ballad as one of my favorite songs of 2019.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Friday, 10 May 2019 19:10 (one week ago) Permalink

I was initially put off by the ponderous bong bong basic ballad intro and in general the song would be better without it but the sound that occurs when she sings 'wrapped in cellophane' redeems that x100.

Matt DC, Friday, 10 May 2019 19:39 (one week ago) Permalink

tbh my main beef with the song is that i can't help but think about the 'roy orbison wrapped in clingfilm' thing the entire time

these are not all of the possible side effects (Karl Malone), Friday, 10 May 2019 19:46 (one week ago) Permalink

Is she still w shia labeouf?

nathom, Sunday, 12 May 2019 17:38 (one week ago) Permalink


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