FKA Twigs (Tahliah Barnett) is a singer/dancer from Gloucestershire in the UK, currently based in London. Her father is Jamaican and her mother part Spanish. The “FKA” stands for Formerly Known As, which she added to her stage name after another artist called Twigs complained about the use of the name.
Besides being a dancer and singer, FKA Twigs is known for her unique and sometimes daring videos. If you’d ask me how to describer her style, I would say it’s unique but maybe a mix of Bjork, a little bit of a female version of a more twisted “The Weekend“, a soft voice with trippy beats and melodies, partially on the darker side.
One my favorite tracks is “How’s That“. The video is by Jesse Kanda, using crazy morphing animations, really cool to look at. “Water Me“, directed by Jesse, is also quite interesting to say the least…
Check out FKA Twigs’ music and videos which The Guardian described as “The UK’s best example to date of ethereal, twisted R&B.” Get ready for an audible and visual challenge… Some of you may think of her or her music as too weird, but NYCROPHONE likes weird and different at times… Stay open-minded and give her a chance. Oh – and make sure to connect some speakers for the full sound!