Surprise surprise as today keeps getting better with new music (stay tuned for the next post tonight) as FKA twigs unleashes a new 5-track EP, M3LL155X.
And she does so via video. Press play above to experience the new project as one continuous piece of art and interpretive storyline.
It starts off strange and dark, which longtime twigs fans should come to expect by now. But when “Figure 8” plays, it might top everything else she has. The video transitions with each song as the audio blends seamlessly together, with an added score in the case of “I’m Your Doll” (track 02) and “In Time” (track 03).
I should speak on “In Time” because it immediately jumped out to me after seeing the live performance of it a couple weeks ago at Lolla and greatly anticipating the studio version more than anything else since.
It turns out track 03 is “In Time” (at the 6:40 mark now) and the lyrics didn’t disappoint on top of the electronica, synth-heavy production. The layers are pretty flawless in general, but on here, especially.
The video then transitions to the previously released “Glass & Patron” visual, track 04 of the project, and projects this video in a new light. I’ll have to go on Play #2 for to draw the clear connections between the last video of the 16 minutes above and the 12 or so previous to it.
This leaves track 05 “Mothercreep” as audio-only below. Still, it’s a fitting conclusion to the project and the video as a whole above is pretty perfect. Sit with this one above and catch the audio below on Spotify, Apple Music, and everywhere… now!
*Tibs Fav. all around (“In Time”, “Glass & Patron”, “Mothercreep” in my top tier)