FKA twigs, the London-based producer, singer, songwriter and video director, will release her debut full length LP1 on 12th August 2014 via the Young Turks label. LP1 is FKA twigs defining artistic statement to date, building on the success of her two previous EPs (‘EP1’ and ‘EP2’) and accompanying videos which have elevated FKA twigs from a word-of-mouth secret to global obsession over the past two years.
The album features none of these previously released EP tracks; instead each song on LP1 is brand new, born out of FKA twigs’ artistic philosophy of spontaneous creation and collaboration in the studio.
LP1 also features artwork from Jesse Kanda, who has manipulated his own photographs of twigs to stunning effect. Kanda previously directed the acclaimed videos for ‘Wter Me’ and ‘How’s That’.
June 23rd saw the release of the first video from LP1, ‘Two Weeks’. MTV says ““Two Weeks” captures everything that her music is about — it’s minimal, but before you know it, it’s overwhelming with its layered vocals, ticking beat and throbbing synths. It’s enough to make you melt.”
“She body-rolled her way right into "Water Me," a track that twigs performed so flawlessly, it left the whole room speechless; completely lost in her soft, hypnotizing voice, swaying from side to side.” -Exclaim! (Wrongbar performance)
“There’s a mountain of buzz behind young UK vocalist FKA Twigs, which resulted in Wrongbar being packed to capacity for her Toronto debut. Her dreamy reworkings of R&B and hip-hop motifs have garnered her a lot of media attention, and her songwriting lives up to the hype.” - NOW Magazine 4 / 5
“The song is a sighing, soaring bit of electronic pop, and its lush slow-motion video (directed by Nabil)matches the song’s regal, ethereal beauty.” - Stereogum (on ‘Two Weeks’)
“Two Weeks is a beguilingly straight-laced cut of silken R&B; a commanding blast of raw sexual power. Like the anonymous goddess she portrays in her Nabil-directed video, FKA twigs is larger than life here, knocking on the doors of great contemporary pop singers—Ciara, Mariah, and even Aaliyah, to name a few—with her breathy falsetto and magnetic presence.” – Pitchfork