4 Songs, 14 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

FKA Twigs is a wisp of a young British woman with very big musical ideas. On her first EP, EP1, Twigs’ vision of experimental R&B-electronica emerged. She made clear that she'd be working outside the lines of the budding genre, with her music taking elusive shapes and paths in lieu of easy melodies or dance rhythms. Her videos are as provocative as her music and lyrics; the latter are sometimes blurred in murky edits or effects, lending the British singer an air of dark and mysterious seductress or willing victim. On EP2, she sharpens her already pointed nails and rations her faint breaths and vocal utterances as if each is her penultimate offering, with woozy pitch-shifting and spaces so open and charged they're suffocating in their weight. Beguiling loops of shimmering percussion, odd injections of witchy chill, disembodied whispers, and mechanical clicks and whirs fill the four tracks here. Yet each song is undeniably sensual, distinctly memorable and unique. The drifting, ephemeral “How’s That” is infiltrated with Pong-like effects that start and end abruptly, as if accidentally edited in.

EDITORS’ NOTES

FKA Twigs is a wisp of a young British woman with very big musical ideas. On her first EP, EP1, Twigs’ vision of experimental R&B-electronica emerged. She made clear that she'd be working outside the lines of the budding genre, with her music taking elusive shapes and paths in lieu of easy melodies or dance rhythms. Her videos are as provocative as her music and lyrics; the latter are sometimes blurred in murky edits or effects, lending the British singer an air of dark and mysterious seductress or willing victim. On EP2, she sharpens her already pointed nails and rations her faint breaths and vocal utterances as if each is her penultimate offering, with woozy pitch-shifting and spaces so open and charged they're suffocating in their weight. Beguiling loops of shimmering percussion, odd injections of witchy chill, disembodied whispers, and mechanical clicks and whirs fill the four tracks here. Yet each song is undeniably sensual, distinctly memorable and unique. The drifting, ephemeral “How’s That” is infiltrated with Pong-like effects that start and end abruptly, as if accidentally edited in.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
181 Ratings

181 Ratings

Davi36 ,

What took so long?

Twigs is an amaaazing artist, and she isn't really that new... So where is the rest of her music and her awesome videos? No videos? Really iTunes? You've never been cutting edge but you are bordering the ridiculous.

LoveTinaXO ,

Water Me...

This song almost made me cry the first time I heard it she has a beautiful voice very unique!

msccrtc ,

OMG! Lovely!

From the first line my ears were hooked. The music has an abstract beauty to it and her voice...it's mesmerizing! Absolutely amazing!

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