FKA Twigs teases new album Magdalene, co-produced with Nicolas Jaar
Being interviewed for the first time in three-years, avant-pop star FKA Twigs has teased details of her new album. Following on from her debut release LP1 in 2014, Magdalene has been co-produced with experimental stalwart Nicolas Jaar and will be released via Young Turks this Autumn.
Speaking to i-D Magazine, the Gloucestershire born artist stated that the album was born from a phase in her life around 2016, where she “indulged in a period of solitude, taking to wearing long medieval dresses and wandering around by herself … away from friends and family.”
“[Magdalene] is about every love that I’ve ever had, and ever lover that I’m going to have,” further describing the sound as “absolute defiance and strength in a way that my works never had before.” Going on to add that: “it’s really fragile. I made it at a time when I was in recovery—physically and emotionally—and I think that comes through.”
If the joint creative force of Twigs and Jaar isn’t enough to be excited about, the album will also feature a guest verse from trap powerhouse Future, who will reportedly feature on the track Holy Terrain: “I wasn’t sure whether he would even know who I am. I was like, ‘Hi, it’s twigs. Let me know if you wanna talk about music or anything.’ He texted back right away, and I was like…Oh my god, he’s just messaged me back!’ He’s such a sweetheart. I sent him the album and I called him up and was like, ‘Listen, Future… this is what my album’s about. It’s a really empowering, sensitive record, with a lot of feminine energy, and this song is probably the most fun track on it, but I still need lyrical lcontent.’ And he said, ‘Okay, I’ve got it’…He’s just talking about his downfalls as a man; how he’s sorry and asking for healing.”
Although there’s no official release date for the album yet, FKA Twigs has announced she will embark on a North American tour of her Magdalene show.
Watch the Andrew Thomas Huang-directed video for first single ‘Cellophane’, which was released earlier this year.