Yesterday, FKA twigs revealed plans for a new single known as “Cellophane.” Now, as promised, the acclaimed singer-songwriter has released the aforementioned record and its accompanying visual component. Notably, FKA twigs spent several months training for the striking pole-dancing sequences featured in her “Cellophane” music video, which was put together by director Andrew Thomas Huang. “Cellophane” is billed as its creator’s “most vulnerable song” yet and serves as our first taste of FKA twigs’ sophomore studio album and the full-length follow-up to her 2015 EP M3LL155X; this is our introduction to FKA twigs’ new sonic and artistic direction.
“Throughout my life I’ve practiced my way to being the best I could be, it didn’t work this time,” FKA twigs shares via an official press statement. “I had to tear down every process I’d ever relied on. go deeper. rebuild. start again!”
According to FKA twigs’ own words, she conjured up the concept for the “Cellophane” video pretty quickly as well. “When I wrote cellophane over a year ago a visual narrative came to me immediately,” she explains. “I knew I had to learn how to pole-dance to bring it to life, and so that’s what I did. thank you @andrewthomashuang [Andrew Thomas Huang], for elevating my vision beyond words. you are a visionary. @kellyvon thank you for being with me every step of the way on my precious pole yellow brick road. working with you both on this is a dream come true.”
You can check out FKA twigs’ new music video and single, “Cellophane,” above, and stay tuned for more details concerning her second LP.
— FKA twigs (@FKAtwigs) April 25, 2019
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