Ironically, I first learned about multi-award-nominated British chanteuse FKA Twigs when she was being racially put on blast once her relationship with Robert Pattinson was publicly confirmed. At first I was horrified at the thought of Edward-friggin'-Cullen dating a WOC (they're engaged now), but then I learned he has a net worth of $100 million, so now I'm like...*shrug*. Do you, boo-boo.
I mean, I'm not claiming she's in it strictly for the dough...but I understand.
Anyways, Twigs here (real name Taliah Debrett Barnett) has a distinct visual style a la Bjork, the haunting vocal range of Jhene Aiko (but even more ethereal), and the same unusual taste in beats as Azealia Banks, but with a more ambient, introspective texture. Banks and Twigs also share an unusual repetitive lyrical style.
I've been listening to her tracks for almost an hour straight now, and it's like hearing what Saint Heron should've been. I'm downright baffled by the creativity of one so young this day and age. Many commenters on YouTube complain about how they don't "get" her, but when you pause to consider the generation in question....
Did I mention her visual style?
|And I didn't even like Queen of the Damned.|