The Playlist: FKA Twigs

I saw FKA Twigs live in Bristol just over a week ago (read my review here on the IAM blog) and have played her album, LP1, every day since. As I said in my review, the singer-songwriter-(dancer) is utterly incredible live and the debut album is perfection (as are her EPs, the second of which you can hear below).

Opening with an abstract and fragmented 'Preface', the album goes through progressive RnB tracks all worthy of single status. 'Lights On' is perfectly raw yet tender and 'Two Weeks' is instantly catchy with its repetitive throbbing synths. 'Video Girl' is another favourite; one that had a real impact live.

The Mercury-nominated Twigs was formally a dancer, having appeared in videos for Kylie Minogue, Ed Sheeran and Jessie J, the FKA standing for 'formally known as' and the 'Twigs' a reference to her joint-snapping dance moves. With LP1 she has constructed one of those albums that feels perfectly finished and utterly satisfying.

She has an incredible voice and writes fantastic lyrics. I can't wait to hear more from her.

Watch FKA Twigs's brand new video for Google Glass HERE. #throughglass


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