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FKA Twigs' much anticipated mixtape "Caprison" finally gets pressed on vinyl, with a limited edition glow in the dark version - yay! (it's also available on standard black vinyl for the noctiphobics! - Ed)

Features guest appearances from The Weeknd, Jorja Smith, Pa Salieu, Rema, Shygirl, Unknown T and Daniel Caesar as well as a host ofTwigs’ close friends and community. Many already citing it as one of the best albums of 2022 including Vulture, Entertainment Weekly, NPR Music, Pitchfork, i-D Magazine, NYLON, Complex, Rolling Stone, Esquire, GQ, Marie Claire, The Needle Drop, OkayPlayer, Rough Trade, FLOOD Magazine, The Quietus etc.

Stylistically it veers indiscriminately from ethereal synth-pop, avant choral work to futuristic alt-RnB and ghostly industrial dub; with idiosyncratic vocal performances from each individual talent, really highlighting the creative juices flowing across the project. It plays in traditional mixtape style - with interludes of informal philosophy and musings between Twigs and her friends filling the gaps between the tracks. 

There's tender moments of intimacy, revealing introspections and glossy-eyed yearning; but also precision rhymic delivery taking influence from dancehall and rap and the melting pot of London's multiculture - a theme rich throughout the LP and one treaded previously by MIA. Infact, it's a very London-sounding album; sitting nicely alongside other contemporary luminaries like Little Simz and Green Tea Peng with its confident, colourful individuality and feminism more so than its stylistic content. It finds our star unveiling her insecurities and faults but somehow we love her all the more for its honesty and sincerity. Existing fans are gonna absolutely love it; but I sense she's going to draw in a whole new host of admirers with this album. A real triumph.  


TRACK LISTING

Ride The Dragon
Honda (feat. Pa Salieu)
Meta Angel
Tears In The Club (feat. The Weeknd)
Oh My Love
Pamplemousse
Caprisongs Interlude (feat. Solo)
Lightbeamers
Papi Bones (feat. Shygirl)
Which Way (feat. Dystopia)
Jealousy (feat. Rema)
Careless (feat. Daniel Caesar)
Minds Of Men
Track Girl Interlude
Darjeeling (feat. Jorja Smith & Unknown T)
Christi Interlude
Thank You Song

Titled Magdalene, the album is the follow up to FKA twigs’ critically acclaimed Brit Award and Mercury Prize nominated debut LP1.

Created in a period where her confidence was knocked following heartbreak and laparoscopic surgery, Magdalene is the sound of twigs reconfiguring, emotionally and physically. As she sings on ‘Mary Magdalene’, the Magdalene album track that opened her highly-praised, sold-out live shows earlier in the year, “A woman’s time / A woman’s work / A woman’s time to embrace / She must put herself first”.

Magdalene is produced by FKA twigs and, as with LP1, the recording process has been directed by her at every stage. It was recorded between London, New York and Los Angeles over the last three years and features major contributions from Nicolas Jaar alongside a host of other collaborators. Magdalene sees FKA twigs creating a whole new artistic universe and it is, without doubt, her most masterful, innovative work to date.

STAFF COMMENTS

Barry says: From gothic choral passages to pulsing, deep bass and skittering percussives, 'Magdalene' covers a wide range of smoothly accomplished stylistic changes as well as a viceral and effective range of emotional dynamics. It's a confident and varied selection, and in FKA's classic style, brilliantly done.

TRACK LISTING

Thousand Eyes
Home With You
Sad Day
Holy Terrain
Mary Magdalene
Fallen Alien
Mirrored Heart
Daybed
Cellophane

FKA Twigs

EP3 - M3LL155X

    Closing out 2015 comes the release of FKA Twigs third EP 'M3LL155X'. The EP features five tracks, four of which “Figure 8”, “I’m Your Doll”, “In Time”, “Glass & Patron” have been accompanied by videos directed by FKA Twigs herself.

    The four film pieces come together to form a single continuous FKA Twigs- directed work, cementing who she is as an artist with an aggressive statement conceptualising the process of feeling pregnant with pain, birthing creativity and liberation.

    'M3LL155X' is a continuation of the holistic creative process FKA twigs has undertaken on each of her previous EP releases (‘EP1’ and ‘EP2’), with videos forming an integral part of the release. However, 'M3LL155X' is more ambitious than ever and, in terms of concept, scope and execution, is undoubtedly FKA Twigs’ most complete work to date.


    "LP1" arrived on the shop counter off the back of a wave of anticipation, hype and uproarious reviews. As the release date grew closer, the number of customers whispering her name over the counter grew and grew, her reputation buoyed by a spectacular sell out show at the Dancehouse recently, which even garnered the admiration of well known Mancunian curmudgeon Randy Marsh! Well, it's here, and god damn it, the hipsters were right! Wonderfully experimental, defiantly accidental and expertly produced RnB majesty that's destined for a Mercury Music Prize.

    Undeniably contemporary, this long player sees Tahliah Barnett reinterpret Prince's slow jams through the skewed gaze of someone living in an Odd Future, swapping the hardware warmth for nuanced software glitch. The ten tracks on show offer a variety of mood and feeling, ranging from the intimate to the euphoric and the melancholic to the anthemic. "Lights On" is gonna soundtrack every student date in the coming academic year, while the eerie choral timbre of "Closer" is this decade's answer to Shakespeare's Sister, in a very good way. Well executed and conceptually bold, this perfect example of post-everything pop music looks set to be a future classic.


    TRACK LISTING

    1. Preface
    2. Lights On
    3. Two Weeks
    4. Hours
    5. Pendulum
    6. Video Girl
    7. Numbers
    8. Closer
    9. Give Up
    10. Kicks

    FKA Twigs

    EP2 (Repress)

      Finally back in print, the second FKA Twigs EP. Originally released September 2013 on Young Turks and fanning the flames of this. soon-to-be star.

      Six years later it's lost none of its stop-you-dead-in-your-tracks, fragile beauty. As if suspended on a tightrope of otherworldly desires, tracks crumble beneath crushing beats as listeners precariously step into the unknown with each and every passage.

      The smudged dreaminess flirts with the post-vapourwave fall-out, even skirting into benzo-rap before sticking two fingers up at the opiated, lackluster also-rans as they wallow in self pity whilst FKA rises like an angel from the ashes of a fractured society. Don't miss your chance to cop this second time round....


      STAFF COMMENTS

      Matt says: Hold my hands up. Slept on this back in 2013 (think I was obsessed with a world of galloping techno and US house...); WHOOPS! Massive fail on my part. Sometimes our fertile soil truly gestates a truly unique musical life form. FKA Twigs is one such species and should be celebrated as a indigenous UK sonic landrace.

      TRACK LISTING

      How’s That
      Water Me
      Papi Pacify
      Ultraviolet


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