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'I Found The Key': FKA Twigs Learns To Write For Her Voice On 'Magdalene'


Added 11-08-19 10:06:02am EST - “On songs like "Cellophane," the British artist steps out of her self-imposed cage and tests the limits of her tremendous soprano.” - Npr.org

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Npr.org: “'I Found The Key': FKA Twigs Learns To Write For Her Voice On 'Magdalene'”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Four years between albums is not a very long time, says FKA twigs, if that artist writes all the lyrics and melodies and produces their own music. Matthew Stone/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

Four years between albums is not a very long time, says FKA twigs, if that artist writes all the lyrics and melodies and produces their own music.

When the genre-defying British artist FKA twigs was 26, she came out with her debut album. Originally a dancer, twigs paired her experimental, highly-produced sound with artistic choreography and sweeping visuals. At 31, she's back with her follow-up, Magdalene.

Twigs started working on the album about four years ago, and she brought all that accumulated experience to the table. From the good — starting a clothing line and starring in an Apple commercial — to the not so good — a health scare and a high profile relationship that ended in a breakup.

"The truth is I'm so grateful to have gone through such intense pain and confusion, emotionally and physically. It's been beautiful," she says. "During that time, I've really deciphered who I am and what I want."

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