Magdalene
FKA TWIGS

LP £14.99
  • SKU: YT191LP
  • UPC: 0889030019110
  • Release Date: 25 October 2019

Description

Label Review. 

2019 album also available on CD.

Our Overview. 

English singer-songwriter FKA twigs ends months of speculation by announcing details of her highly anticipated second album. ‘Magdalene’. The album is the follow up to FKA twigs’ -aka Tahliah Debrett Barnett - critically acclaimed Brit Award and Mercury Prize nominated debut ‘LP1’.

Created in a period where her confidence was knocked following heartbreak and laparoscopicsurgery, ‘Magdalene’ is the sound of twigs reconfiguring, emotionally and physically. As she sings on ‘Mary Magdalene’, the Magdalene 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 features major contributions from Nicolas Jaar alongside a host of other collaborators.

FKA twigs launched her MAGDALENE world tour with two sold-out nights each at LA’s Palace Theatre and NYC’s Park Avenue Armory, continuing on to play headlining shows in Berlin, London, and Sydney, and performing at Primavera Sound, We Love Green Festival, and Afropunk. With these groundbreaking performances, FKA twigs solidified herself as one of the most creative and experimental artists, performers, and directors of her generation, with Billboard raving, “the show was complete with gravity-defying pole dancing, swords, intricate costumes and oozing theatricality,” and Rolling Stone observing, “it’s difficult for a larger-than-life performer to make themselves appear like an apparition – especially one whose lyrics are so corporeal – but in that moment twigs looked wholly otherworldly.” Throughout these shows, FKA twigs played never-before-heard music from her highly-anticipated forthcoming second album, and Consequence of Sound exclaimed, “FKA twigs is back and it’s beautiful.”

‘Magdalene’ sees FKA twigs creating a whole new artistic universe and it is, without doubt, her most masterful, innovative work to date.