Song of the Day #3,960: ‘Cellophane’ – FKA twigs

Singer-songwriter-dancer FKA twigs has released her most talked-about single yet, a yearning track titled ‘Cellophane’ which features one of the most visually arresting videos I’ve seen in years.

FKA twigs hasn’t released a full-length album since 2014’s LP1. Since then, she entered into a romance with actor Robert Pattinson, reportedly got engaged, and then went through a painful breakup. Their relationship was a target for Twilight fans who wanted Pattinson to reunite with Kristen Stewart, and they lashed out at twigs with ugly, racist invective. Lovely.

Twigs also suffered from painful fibroid tumors and had surgery to remove then in late 2017. All of those rough experiences found their way into new music, with the planned release of an album titled LP2.

‘Cellophane’ is about the demise of her relationship with Pattinson. For the video, twigs spent months learning to pole dance, and she delivers a powerful performance that explodes into something surreal and beautiful.

Didn’t I do it for you?
Why don’t I do it for you?
Why won’t you do it for me
When all I do is for you?

They want to see us, want to see us alone
They want to see us, want to see us apart
They want to see us, want to see us alone
They want to see us, want to see us apart

And I, just want to feel you’re there
And I don’t want to have to share our love
I try, but I get overwhelmed
When you’re gone I have no one to tell
And I, just want to feel you’re there
And I don’t want to have to share our love
I try but I get overwhelmed
All wrapped in cellophane, the feelings that we had

And didn’t I do it for you?
Why don’t I do it for you?
Why won’t you do it for me
When all I do is for you?
And didn’t I do it for you?
Why won’t I do it for you?
Why won’t you do it for me
When all I do is for you?

But I, just want to feel you’re there
And I don’t want to have to share our love
I try but I get overwhelmed
When you’re gone, I have no one to tell

They’re waiting
They’re watching
They’re watching us
They’re hating
They’re waiting
And hoping
I’m not enough

2 thoughts on “Song of the Day #3,960: ‘Cellophane’ – FKA twigs

  1. Dana Gallup says:

    Wow, very intense song and compelling video!

  2. Peg says:

    Amazing job

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