FKA twigs - Cellophane

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  1. COB

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    This is not the sort of thing I expected her to come back with, but it's quite gorgeous and the video is really something:
     
  2. ameraal

    ameraal la loi de murphy

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    i bashed it twice... and nothing.
    this is also the first time i don't find her sexy af.

    oh well. i'll probably come round tomorrow to the song at least.
     
  3. Zu-Klara

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    I’d sort of forgotten that she ever existed TBH, although I did recently meet someone who did her artwork for something or another

    I always thought that first album would be the non-stop soundtrack to ice cold days on the 149 but I think I just stuck with Burial instead. Or the first Enigma album :side-eye:
     
  4. ameraal

    ameraal la loi de murphy

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    what's up with the new song/video/look? if tinashe and aaliyah scissored.

    in a bad way too. definitely not on board for this season.
     
  5. northernlad

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    It's hideous. The look. The trap beat. The moment with the feet in the video (whoever is responsible for this trend needs to be drowned).

    I do wonder who her target audience is? (Beyond sweet cob.)
     
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  6. wurst

    wurst EVITA COLOLO

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    OH MY GOD at the comments in this thread! Cellophane is a masterpiece, as is the video :disco:

    Anyway, CLEARLY talking to myself considering the above, but she's only gone and released the two BEST SONGS OF HER CAREER recently:




    I can't WAIT for the album, which has been getting omg amazing sad-mood Kate Bush comparisons across the board.
     
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  7. COB

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    I haven't been keeping up with the singles/videos since being slightly put off by Holy Terrain, but I'm listening to the album now and good lord Sad Day is STUNNING.
     
  8. octophone

    octophone WHOLE! NEW! WORLD!

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    I had a swoon over the take of "cellophane" she did on one of the US talk shows with Kelly Moran on piano and I'm now quite keen.
     
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  9. wurst

    wurst EVITA COLOLO

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    I haven’t even finished this album yet and it’s already a TOTAL 11/10 :disco:

    The Kate Bush comparisons are ON POINT. Holy Terrain is the only low moment, and that’s not even THAT BAD.
     
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    WHAT A PERFORMANCE:



    The way she strides off, then the COMEBACK. :disco:

    I haven't got round to the album yet but Sad Day is a thing of beauty.
     
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    lolly Rowena? From Kuwait?

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    I never got her the first time around and I still don't with this is. Insipid shit.
     
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    Why does she have a different skin disease on every album cover?
     
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    The album is properly stunning.
     
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  16. ameraal

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    i tried it but managed only a couple of tracks.

    and i proper loved the debut album and ep2.
     
  17. Lucille

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    I can’t believe anyone could have a TEPID response to the new album. It’s divine. I usually respect differing opinions, but if you disagree in this case, then you’re surely DEAD INSIDE
     
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  18. Jark

    Jark I... know... how bad you want this

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    I gave this a try and I have to say I really don't get it at all. Maybe I'm just stupid but I couldn't hear many melodies beneath the (admittedly quite striking) production.
     
  19. wurst

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    IKR! I just CAN’T with the comments in this thread! SKIN DISEASE?!

    Anyway she did a performance on Jools and it was as truly insipid, boring, tepid as you’d expect :disco:

     
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    I heard we're getting a Sad Day video featuring similar sword antics :disco:
     
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    A performance so snoozeworthy that I accidentally re-posted it :D Sorry FetchFugly

    YES to a Sad Day video! That and Home With You are just next level. So happy she’s on Young Turks who seem more than happy to let her go off and do whatever she likes :disco:
     
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    Just saw the album BELLYFLOPS out the top 100 this week from its number 22 debut :disco: :D
     
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    Everyone I know is listening to it! But then they also all vote Labour and look how successful THAT CAMPAIGN is going.
     
  24. octophone

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    Nabbed this on Friday - CD, £8, Fopp - have to say, I'm more than a little bit keen. It's a very unusual overall sound-picture but she has more than enough vocal prowess to meet its demands. Definitely needs a few listens because of how much detail is in the album but it certainly impresses on first and second pass.
     
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  25. Suedey

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    *BUMPÉ*

    I'm tardy to the party but this album is stunning!
     
  26. wurst

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    OMG so many HORRIFIC opinions expressed in this thread!

    She's still not released the Sad Day video, I wonder WHY!
    A youtube upload of the spectacular tour would be most appreciated too :disco:
     
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  27. joanne

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    this woman is criminally underrated.

    she dances better than Janet, sings better than Celine, and writes better than Mariah. i said what i fucking said. the reason she is so underwhelming to the public is her unconventionality. at least the critics adore her, but how can anyone deny home with you? THE most euphoric record of the 2019, no competition.
     
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    I’ve never been massively into Twigs (apart from the absolutely sublime “Good To Love”) but her feature on the Ty Dolla $ign track Ego Death is probably the pop moment of 2020.
    I’ve not seen the Internet go crazy for a feature like this since Nicki Minaj slayed everyone on Kanye’s “Monster” and it’s totally deserved.
     
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    SNUBBED by the Mercury Prize, which is QUITE SHOCKING to me tbh
     
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    Quite confused by this. On the one hand I’m glad an expertly executed pop album has been given the recognition it deserves. I definitely don’t begrudge Dua’s nomination, but that FKA twigs album really is on a whole other level.
     
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    I will spin the vinyl today and shriek and howl in anger and despair :angry: :(
     
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    Didn’t I do it for you? :(
     
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    I agree that she's underrated but the comparisons with Celine/Janet/Mariah are nonsense.
     
  34. joanne

    joanne u made her like that

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    i've been to all of these ladies' shows and i'd argue that my statement was an understatement.
     
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    I hadn't heard Ego Death until now and you're certainly not wrong @funky -

    This is amazing!
     
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    All the YouTube comments saying they should make the twigs section into a full song :disco: Where's the lie?
     
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    I know right? It’s incredible!
     
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    joanne u made her like that

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    i'm literally crying.
     
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    This is stunning! Queen of wuxia :disco: I wish it was a better showcase for the song itself for folk who don't already know it, but it's fantastic if you're already familiar with it.
     
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    OMG HOW have I just watched the Sad Day video now! Stunning, incredible, emotional, epic. To borrow from the YouTube comments: "She pierced his heart and he broke her in two" :cry:

    I love this longer YouTube comment too:
    "Wow the symbolism! This is what I got out of it:
    Her and her lover both worn out and tired, already in “pursuit” of each other.

    The apprehension in the approach. Sparring, dueling, and somewhat having fun while running through the city. Him running and distancing himself from her. But ultimately coming down to the fatal blow.

    The moment when she stabs him and he splits her in half along with the lyrics playing at that moment.
    "I can imagine a world when my arms are embraced around you I lie naked and pure With intentions to clench you and take you The city howls with a cry to seduce you And claim you So its time And its a sad day for sure"

    That feeling of ending a long-term relationship where your ex is someone you held so close to your heart but you’ve grown apart. Trying to make it work, chasing each other, chasing the effortless happy moments that used to be. The feeling of inevitably but heartbreak from both of you when you know you have to move on.

    Ugh she was literally split in half writing this album; physically with her cysts and emotionally with the breakup. While he was pierced but not broken, even if she tried. her mind And this could be a snapshot of a single fight... or an allegory for the entire relationship, and the beginning of new rocky relationship with how it restarts with Twigs in the seat at the end. Who knows. I love her making me think about it."
     
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