After a tumultuous year of exposing her abusive relationship with actor Shia LaBeouf, FKA twigs is back to redeem herself. She’s at her most confident, creative and eccentric on her newest mixtape, reverting to her R&B roots while also incorporating an early 2000s sound with a touch of Latin and Afrocentric influences. Sonically worlds apart from her 2019 predecessor MAGDALENE, this mixtape brings the spunk that FKA twigs is known for, along with an electronic sound and a healthy dose of psychedelic interludes and voice memos.
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Your Favorite Artist is an Asshole: Shia LaBeouf Edition
I woke up one cold morning in December 2020 to the news that English singer-songwriter FKA twigs, born Tahliah Debrett Barnett, had filed a civil lawsuit against her former boyfriend, Shia LaBeouf. I scoured the internet for information about the case as I picked sleep from my eyes. I sat in bed and cried.
Album Review: FKA twigs – Magdalene
By Andrew Breazeale, Staff Writer [Young Turks; 2019] Rating: 9/10 Key tracks: “fallen alien”, “holy terrain (feat. Future)”, “home with you” If FKA twigs has been just a side note in your head for the past four years, now is the time to sit up and pay attention. The British avant-garde singer, songwriter and dancer…
ACRN’s Top 25 Albums of 2019
25. Big Thief – U.F.O.F., [4AD; 2019] By Jonah Krueger, Staff Writer Big Thief’s U.F.O.F is just like it’s accompanying album art—dreamlike, deceptively simple, beautiful and packed full of details that are just obscured enough to avoid being fully grasped. It’s an album of compelling folk rock that pulls you in with some of the…