FKA Twigs musical style is hard-nosed, sharply focused, and exhaustingly different. But her disarmingly soft voice cuts through the metallic clutter and has roped in admirers across the world. Sitting down with Zane Lowe for a BBC1 interview alongside her band this afternoon, she sounds like a sprite from another realm, sheepishly feeling her way around the cold air and bright lights of a broadcast studio. Is she happy? Yes. Is she secure? Kind of. Does she feel safe? I'm in a safe place. She opens up about choosing music as her life's work, before speaking poignantly on her passion for dance: The fact that in vogue and in crump, you have to know the roots: where does that move come from? what does it mean? Essentially, that's how hip-hop started. She squeezes in time to preview three tunes from LP1, her full length due August 12th. We can't wait to move along to it tonight at her sold-out Webster Hall headliner.
Hear FKA Twigs’ Angelic BBC1 Interview with Zane Lowe
FKA Twigs sits down with her band for an interview with Zane Lowe and previews new songs from her upcoming album LP1.
Photographer Charlie Engman