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LP1
Artist
FKA twigs
ReleaseProduct
LP1
Label
Young Turks Recordings
Catalogue Number
YTDA118
Release Date
August 2014
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Singer and songwriter Tahliah Barnett releases what might be 2014's most anticipated debut album with her full-length release LP1 under the name FKA Twigs. It's a release that easily lives up to the promise of previous singles 'Water Me' and 'Two Weeks'; one that outclasses any other competition. The last few years have seen a lot of artists taking a left-field look at R&B, and there is a vulnerability but also a strength in FKA Twigs' voice on tracks like 'Lights On' that definitely harks back to such icons as Aaliyah and Cassie, but comparisons like this aren't really fair when its clear there is a lot more than a take on just one genre going on here. The opening 'Preface' surrounds the listener in hymnal wisps of voices both robotic and pure, the perfect immersion point into this magical album. 'Two Weeks' is still a stand out track, pop music shot through with an elegant but visceral sensuality. 'Pendulum' is almost bare bones in terms of it's sonic make up, pattering noise rising and falling. This stillness and restraint is incredibly powerful, with the tense pull of a track like 'Video Girl' only making FKA Twigs more magnetic as an artist. Completely new voices in pop music are rare, but LP1 is one of those very special occasions when one crystallises.

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Digital Track List

  1. 1 Preface FKA twigs 1:46 Buy
  2. 2 Lights On FKA twigs 4:24 Buy
  3. 3 Two Weeks FKA twigs 4:07 Buy
  4. 4 Hours FKA twigs 4:35 Buy
  5. 5 Pendulum FKA twigs 4:58 Buy
  6. 6 Video Girl FKA twigs 3:47 Buy
  7. 7 Numbers FKA twigs 3:43 Buy
  8. 8 Closer FKA twigs 3:45 Buy
  9. 9 Give Up FKA twigs 4:17 Buy
  10. 10 Kicks FKA twigs 5:24 Buy

FKA twigs

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