FKA Twigs has made a career of leaving audiences totally speechless, and she doesn't seem to be slowing down anytime soon. Last year, the British songstress released one of the most innovative and experimental albums, LP1, and the artist formerly known as Twigs is already back in the studio prepping her next project, EP3, due out later this year. Thankfully, she lets fans have a little taste of what is to come and offers up a brand new video to whet our our appetites in the meantime, with her latest single "Glass & Patron."
"Glass & Patron" begins in a seemingly vacant van, parked in a dense and lonely forest that is clearly quite a distance from civilization. The camera instantaneously transports itself in front of Twigs, who is laying upside down; her famous eyes transfix your gaze onto her image, as she begins to sing. As the camera zooms out, FKA Twigs full body comes into focus and reveals that she is pregnant. At this point, confusion may begin to swirl in your head, only to have disbelief overtake all of your emotions, once she pushes her stomach and begins to give birth. Twigs delivers a Clown's pocket worth of linen, with dancers trapped inside; thus ushering in the great vogue battle of 2015 that dominates the rest of the nearly five minute long video.
Twigs doesn't disappoint and somehow continues to push boundaries forward. "Glass & Patron" is a great song in its own right. Lyrically, she never shies away from gender politics and sexuality, typically engaging in both topics candidly. She continues on this track, dealing with the release of societal inhibitions that refrain her from expressing herself. Twigs feels a sense of freedom from her sexy dancing and wants to be seen, she describes waiting for this moment.
EP3 already sounds exciting and we can't wait to hear it. boots and FKA Twigs did a great job on the song; the writing is minimal, but impactful. Twigs' video direction was jarring at points, yet engaging. While "Glass & Patron" is rather long, you can be sure that you will not lose interest.