Small Petite woman. Music with a deep tempo beat of electronic and dream pop, voice of whisper in your ear but so clear and smooth and beautiful. FKA twigs (Formerly known as twigs) is from Gloucestershire, England. Her real name is Tahliah Debrett Barnett born Jamaican, Spanish and English. She is a singer-songwriter, producer and dancer.
In 2013 she released her debut album EP2 with only four tracks “How’s That“, “Papi Pacify“, “Ultraviolet” and the most popular hit “Water Me”
In 2014 she released EP1 which has 10 tracks including the song below “Two Weeks”
FKA twigs single “Two weeks” has over 8 million views on YouTube (above) with lyrics:
“Higher than a motherfucker, dreaming of it, it’s my lovin’ (High)
Flying like a stream of thunder, only way to do each other (High)
Pull out the insides and give me two weeks, you won’t recognize her
Mouth open, you’re high”
Her creativity flows with dance and song and she is on the rise. Being distinctive from the majority of popular musicians in today’s society, she will catch you eye. With a bit of sexual references added while watching her videos it will make someone think of what is she really trying to say? Is this Art? How does her music make people feel?
In this Interview it gives a sense of the Artist of who she is and how she started. FKA twigs felt like a loner and was sensitive at a very young age. Being the only mixed race girl in her school, she felt really separate. Even if someone was being nice to her she didn’t know how to welcome it. Describing a small story in this video,her dad gave a friend from school a ride home and her friend asked her, “Why was her dad listening to Jazz music? It’s so sad.” After that she was ashamed and asked her father if they could listen to something else when her friends got in the car from there on.
The pressures of fitting in when young will never cease. Not until self-esteem is built and self-awareness to the point where no fucks are given about what others think. That’s what FKA twigs did, she started to appreciate where she came from and states “being in your own bubble is not a bad thing.”
As of last year FKA twigs is currently dating Twilight Saga superstar Robert Pattinson. They have been recently seen at British Awards together and out on the scenes displaying PDA for the paparazzi.
Nevertheless with Her fashion bondage and S&M fashion sense, her hair braided with her edges slicked wavy to the side, septum piercing, stimulating choreography, she is an individual on sight. Are there any other Artist you have seen like her? Nothing can compare to her voice, listen to her voice, the beat and rhythm of the electronic tempo.