Friday, December 29, 2017

Music: FKA Twigs: 'Weird things can be sexy'

Don't you hate it when artists with so much talent are painfully underrated? Fka Twigs is definitely one of those artists, who deserves more recognition than she gets. Weird, that she is now broadly known for dating a Hollywood star... Yep, that's the society we live in.
What I love about her is her sensuality, sexuality and her ability to show great vulnerability when it comes to love in her videos as well well as in her lyrics. Her songs are primarily gloomy, melancholic and creatively out of the norm with interesting rhythms - yep that "weird" kind of music, that makes others around you feel uncomfortable.

 
In an interview with Le Monde in 2014, she explained that she is "not restricted by any musical genre". She insisted that she likes to experiment with sounds, generating emotions while putting [her] voice on certain atmospheres [...]. "I found my own way of playing punk. I like industrial sounds and incorporating everyday life's sounds like a car alarm." And that is exactly what you get from her singles and albums like LP1, EP2 etc.
Her lyrics focus mainly on love: Getting your heart broken, being totally submissive to your partner or even being at your lover's mercy both emotionally and sexually. In a time like this in which it's all about woman's empowerment or being a strong woman, this topic is definitely controversial. Fka Twigs is unique and shows great pride in it and I think you should def check her out! Enjoy!



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About the artist
Tahliah Debrett Barnett (born 16 January 1988), known professionally as FKA Twigs (stylised as FKA twigs), is an English singer, songwriter, record producer, director and dancer. Raised in Gloucestershire, she became a backup dancer after moving to South London when she was 17 years old. She entered the music industry with the release of her extended plays EP1 (2012) and EP2 (2013).
Her debut studio album, LP1, was released in August 2014 to critical acclaim, peaking at number 16 on the UK Albums Chart and number 30 on the US Billboard 200. It was later nominated for the 2014 Mercury Prize. She released the M3LL155X EP in 2015 to further critical praise. Her work has been described as "genre-bending", drawing on various genres including electronic music, trip hop, R&B, and avant-garde (Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FKA_Twigs).

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