Watch as FKAtwigs shares the entirety of her rehearsal process for Afropunk with Vogue, from driving to the venue in Brooklyn to practicing choreography in a studio.
Watch as FKA Twigs puts the final touches on her impressively dramatic (and athletic) Afropunk performance.
a few weeks ago—the last iteration of the show that she will perform until she makes it “even more fabulous,” as she puts it, at the end of the year. Thankfully, she shared the entirety of her rehearsal process withVogue, from driving to the venue in Brooklyn to practicing choreography in a studio. She also shared some insights into her pole-dancing practice: “With pole, you have to be so present,” she says. “To me, it’s like boxing, you know? If you’re boxing you have to be present…. There’s that level of being just really there with yourself and there with your instrument, or else you’re going to mess yourself up.”
Twigs admits that she gets a bit weird before a performance—“Not in a good way,” she adds—but any pre-show jitters are clearly worth it for such an impressive end result. Read more: Vogue Magazine »
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FKA twigs's 'holy terrain' Is Alien MusicAbsolutely: FKA twigs featuring Future, “holy terrain” - twigs’s music went slightly left field after her astonishing 2014 full-length, LP1, so it’s nice to hear her working with more accessible sounds and melodies on “holy terrain,” the second single from her upcoming Magdalene album. She strikes me as someone with that Kate Bush-Björk-Prince-Missy/Timbaland gift of being able to make the alien make sense to an ear attuned to pop. In a sophisti-trap framework, twigs snakes around the pre-chorus like she’s invoking Sade’s slinkiest melodies, but when she gets to the chorus, it’s almost astonishing how much she sounds like Ariana Grande (especially on the first two lines: “For a man who can follow his heart/Not get bound by his boys and his chains”). That’s audacious. Future is here, but his verse is neither here nor there. —Rich Juzwiak
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