Here it is, the new album from FKA twigs – MAGDALENE. Out now everywhere through Young.
MAGDALENE is the follow up to FKA twigs’ critically acclaimed Brit Award and Mercury Prize-nominated debut LP1 (2014, Young). Created in a period where her confidence was knocked following heartbreak and laparoscopic surgery, MAGDALENE is the sound of twigs reconfiguring, emotionally and physically. As she sings on ‘Mary Magdalene’, the album track that opened her highly-praised, sold-out live shows earlier in the year, “A woman’s time / A woman’s work / A woman’s time to embrace / She must put herself first”.
MAGDALENE is produced by FKA twigs and, as with LP1, the recording process has been directed by her at every stage. It was recorded between London, New York and Los Angeles over the last three years and, as previously reported, features major contributions from Nicolas Jaar alongside a host of other collaborators. MAGDALENE sees FKA twigs creating a whole new artistic universe and it is, without doubt, her most masterful work to date.
MAGDALENE is available on CD, digitally and on two vinyl formats, including a limited edition, red-vinyl version. The album features artwork from the acclaimed artist (and long-time FKA twigs collaborator) Matthew Stone.
Watch a transcendent performance from FKA twigs at the iconic Maida Vale studios in London for BBCRadio 1.
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