And out next week is Liz Prince’s Tomboy, a graphic novel we think should be heralded as a classic immediately if there’s any justice in the world.
Yesterday, FKA Twigs stopped by BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge, a space where pop artists oftentimes cover the work of their peers, while also infusing their own perspective and musical elements. The 26 year old English singer, producer and dancer of Jamaican, English and Spanish descent, covered Sam Smith’s wildly successful hit record “Stay With Me”.
In the same vein as this delicate, breathy and moody rendition of Sam Smith, FKA Twigs’s debut album, LP1, released last month, fuses elements of popular R&B vocals and instrumentals, with sophisticated electronic synths, cowbells and drums. For LP1, she collaborated with a handful of pioneers in the electronic industry, including Arca, Clams Casino, and Paul Epworth—which undoubtably primed her for creative success. Her siren-like voice, laced with experimental electronic production sounds like what pop music should sound in the future. Personally, my favorite is Lights On (produced by Arca).
I keep coming back to this album. This song breaks me.