By Abigail Yue Wang
FKA twigs emerged from an online record release in winter 2012; recent enough in a world endangered by one hit wonders. But the two years, instead, laid the impressive groundwork of proving twigs as a musician and artist of her own kind.
After the eccentricity of two EPs, her first full-length studio record LP1 is anticipated in line with her growing status in new music. Anticipated but tantalizing. From the new album, Two Weeks is showered in metallic divinity. It once again represents some of her musical identities: disquietingly expressing sexual psychology and allure.
But the world gets to know twigs from more than just that set of desolate, ethereal voice. While having largely collaborated with sonic producer Arca, twigs’ visual presence is a shared effort with visual artists like Jess Kanda, Tom Beard and recently Nabil. Only sound and visual altogether can summon the alienating daze of her music, which often steps outside the electronic prototype. Usually in control of her own videos and sound, how we became acquainted with everything about twigs is quintessential for the artist/musician in the wish to set herself apart from manufactured pop sensations. So far, we are in no doubt about that.