With the aid of co-producer Nicolas Jaar, the follow-up to 2014’s LP1 and 2015’s M3LL155X EP was completed over the course of three years and as many locations: London, New York, and Los Angeles. The songs were built from a vulnerable space, following both physical and emotional distress, in part from very public celebrity break-ups (including with Shia LaBeouf, whom she met on the set of Honey Boy) and a health scare.
Over the last several months, the singer/dancer has unleashed singles including “Cellophane”, the Future collaboration “Holy Terrain”, “Home with You”, and “Sad Day”. The tracks are vast and kaleidoscopic, grazing dark edges of pop, but twigs has a way of folding genres into her own dynamically unique world, oftentimes equipped with stunning visuals and choreography.
Speaking in an interview with BBC Radio 1’s Annie Mac, FKA twigs explained how her live performances and music have come together for this album in a way that signals a new stage in her career:
“For me the biggest… I don’t want to say challenge, but a part of the jigsaw that has come into place on this album, MAGDALENE, is just working out how I can bring my toolbox, my artistry in a natural way that doesn’t feel forced. I think it’s interesting… to be able to show different sides of myself as a mover or as a singer. To be able to start writing for my voice more, to be able to have movement that f