HEAR: FKA Twigs – Pendulum

FKA Twigs - LP1
  • 30 Jul 14

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In a summer largely dominated by the surprise renaissance of Skateboard P’s career (possibly the result of a Faustian pact), Ed Sheeran’s attempt to become Justin Timblerlake and mass media’s sudden acceptance of the word ‘selfie‘, you’ve probably found yourself wondering where you can delight in somebody else’s pain for a change. Well, here, since you’re asking. ‘Pendulum’ is the second single from FKA Twigs debut album, the appropriately titled LP1, and it’s unapologetically gorgeous. ‘Pendulum’ is a thing of  uncommon beauty and about as close as Tahliah Barnett gets to straight up R’n’B on her debut album, taking a genre which increasingly revels in sparse arrangements to its nth degree with help from her fragile, almost fluttering vocal delivery.

LP1 is out via the ever hip Young Turks label on the 11th of August, where you could do better than purchase it. On a personal note, I’ve been away for a while, so, sorry. I do love you.

Alec.