FKA twigs | art move |
So, so amazing ethereal dubstep pop from Gloucestershire


FKA twigs - formerly Twigs, named after the way her bones pop and crack - is a UK exponent of the brand of ethereal, eerily spacious R&B-sung-by-cutely-breathy females we've been championing this year. You could say she is to garage and dubstep what SZA, Kelela, Jhené Aiko et al are to Aaliyah and Cassie, but actually the first few times we heard the tracks on her forthcoming EP2 we just assumed she was American (her tentative voice has been compared to Janet Jackson's at its most girly). It's only now after several plays that the Britishness has crept in and we can tell she's probably more Aluna than Aaliyah, the music as indebted to Massive Attack and the xx as it is to Timbaland and Rodney Jerkins.

Via gawlab