What many fans have been speculating has now been confirmed: FKA twigs has a new album on the way. Following the release of her single “Cellophane” earlier this year as well as announcing a slew of international tour dates, the avant-pop powerhouse recently sat down with i-D — her first interview since 2016 — to discuss her forthcoming project. The follow-up to her critically-acclaimed debut project, LP1, has been titled Magdalene, and will reportedly be self-produced, further co-produced by prolific electronic composer Nicolas Jaar.
Within the interview, FKA twigs shared that “[Magdalene] is about every love that I’ve ever had, and ever lover that I’m going to have,” further describing the sound as “absolute defiance and strength in a way that my work’s never had before.” She further shared that “it’s really fragile. I made it at a time when I was in recovery—physically and emotionally—and I think that comes through.”
On top of Jaar lending his talent on the production side, the singer-songwriter also shared that the project will include a guest verse from Future, who will appear on a track entitled “Holy Terrain.” FKA twigs also shared her sentiments on the unreleased cut:
I wasn’t sure whether he would even know who I am. I was like, ‘Hi, it’s twigs. Let me know if you wanna talk about music or anything.’ He texted back right away and I was like…Oh my god, he’s just messaged me back!’ He’s such a sweetheart. I sent him the album and I called him up and was like, ‘Listen, Future… this is what my album’s about. It’s a really empowering, sensitive record, with a lot of feminine energy, and this song is probably the most fun track on it, but I still need lyrical content.’ And he said, ‘Okay, I’ve got it’…He’s just talking about his downfalls as a man; how he’s sorry and asking for healing.
FKA twigs goes into depth about the album in the interview, discussing the project on a near track-by-track basis — you can view it in its entirety here. Magdalene has yet to be given a release date, but fans can expect the project to be out sometime this fall via Young Turks.
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