While everybody pegs dancer turned singer/songwriter FKA twigs as “experimental” she’s making some of the purest, sexiest, most emotionally naked Slow Jams of our era.
Her newest single “Pendulum” brings the sub-genre’s signature loin-vibrating bass, jittery beats, whispery crooning, and hushed falsetto in almost confusingly enormous quantities.
The self-directed video clip mixes a sort-of retro, over the top, Hype Williams cgi style with some very purposeful, intricately staged bondage/S&M imagery.
I especially like how you can see the impressions made on her skin by the ropes in one position still visible when she’s repositioned in another unbelievable pose.
“Pendulum” is from FKA twigs debut album, ‘LP1’, which is still available via the Young Turks label.