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.

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Song of the Day #2,247: ‘Two Weeks’ – FKA Twigs

fka_twigs_two_weeksI pulled all of this week’s Songs of the Day from the ‘Playlist’ page of the latest issue of Rolling Stone. It has steered me toward some great tracks and artists in the past.

I’m not sure I can count FKA Twigs among them.

While I can recognize, on a cerebral level, the appeal of this sort of music, it has never done much for me. This sounds like Kate Bush mashed up with Rihanna but ends up falling short of either of them.

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