Would you like to see FKA Twigs ‘give birth’ to rainbow scarves in a van?


I’m still loving the fact that FKA Twigs got to wear the Birds of Paradise dress to the Alexander McQueen exhibit. Apparently, Kate Moss was impressed too! According to The Daily Mail’s gossip girl, Moss told her modeling agency that they should sign FKA Twigs and get her some modeling contracts. But Twigs isn’t so sure about that, even though she appreciates that Kate Moss is trying to get her some money. A source told the Mail that Twigs “only wants to be famous for singing. She’s not actually sure she wants to do it.”

Meanwhile, Twigs has released a new music video for her song “Glass & Patron.” The video is NSFW, even though it really doesn’t show crazy nudity or anything (FYI: there are NSFW lyrics). It’s weird and somewhat macabre, but if you want to see Twigs “give birth” to some rainbow scarves, here you go:

Something nice… I like that Twigs directs her own videos and that this is really HER vision. I loved her video for “Two Weeks” (and I love that song too), but I’m not really on board with this song and video. Yet. Maybe it will grow on me.

And Twigs has a new interview with the BBC Radio 1. She talks about the torrent of online abuse she got last year, mostly from crazy Twihards spewing racist crap at her. She told Radio 1 that she responded to her haters because she wanted her fans to see her standing up for herself.

“I didn’t want them to see me being bullied and not stand up for myself. It wasn’t just for me. It was for people who listen to my music and feel how I was feeling at that time. I didn’t want them to see me being bullied and not stand up for myself because ultimately I’m ten times stronger than somebody hiding behind a weird name on Twitter. I wanted to show that I can stand up for myself so then hopefully another person will see that and want to stand up for themselves.”

She says she tries not to let online comments affect what she does creatively but admits tabloid stories can be difficult for her.

“It doesn’t affect me at all or what I create. Sometimes it’s just frustrating because those sorts of tabloids are just looking for a headline. That headline is often so far from the truth.”

She admits to reading what people are saying about her.

“I remember at the height when things were really bad for me. I remember lying in bed at 3 o’clock in the morning and it’s embarrassing but I was just reading through everything, reading every single comment. I just couldn’t believe the world was like that. I guess I’m quite naive for someone who’s come through the internet, I don’t engage with it that much. I just couldn’t believe people think like that or say things like that. It was morbidly fascinating.”

[From BBC]

What I like about Twigs is that she admits that she fell down a dark hole of reading online comments and she managed to come out of it with some perspective. I like that she admits to being affected by the racist crap that was thrown her way, but she wanted to be a positive role model to her fans in standing up for herself. I like her! She seems like a woman who has her sh-t together, you know?


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  1. No. Not questioning her artistic integrity, there are just some things I do not want to see. Vomit artists and pseudo-birth are two of them.

  2. someonestolemyname says:

    I was waiting for a vampire to come out after the scarves, something very Twilight about that van in the woods. lol

    She’s pretty and has a nice voice though, I don’t really “get” the video.

  3. mernymerlyn says:


  4. QQ says:

    YAAASSS slay Twigs!!! IS SHE THE DEN MOTHER?!? Omfg I bet she is her own House!!.. Or Mayyybe House Xtravaganza

    • ORLY says:

      I like the video. A lot. I’ll admit it was shocking (or perhaps more surprising) to see the illusion of her pulling a flag out of her private bits. It works with the whole concept, though. And, damn, the girl can dance and she’s fiercely flexible.

  5. JustChristy says:

    Is it wishing for too much that she close her mouth while being photographed? She’s pretty, but it’s like she only has that one expression. There’s nothing lovely about Hoover face.

    • AlmondJoy says:

      I’m gonna go out on a limb and say it’s just the way her mouth is shaped. My cousin’s is the same way, her mouth doesn’t close.

    • ORLY says:

      Hoover face? Are you 12?

    • TrixC says:

      By the looks of her she has something called lip incompetence, usually only fixable through jaw surgery. She’s obviously ok with herself the way she is.

    • Courtney says:

      She actually does look really lovely when she closes her mouth.

  6. Belle Epoch says:

    WTH? Am I just too old? This was creepy and no fun, but I guess that’s the point.

    • briargal says:

      I must be too old also. People with REAL talent can sing without all the gimmicks and shock stuff. That’s the way it was done a few years (or should I say decades) back. Now it seems to be a contest about who can show the most skin, do the raunchiest stuff, act the craziest and shock the most people. SAD!!

      • Narek says:

        I’m old and I loved the video!! She is so refreshing and fantastic, really beautiful and artistic and fierce. Go Twigs!!

    • jerd says:

      this is giving me all sorts of Lady Gaga vibes circa 2011

  7. AlmondJoy says:

    I like her but felt almost unseasy watching that video.. I can’t put my finger on it!

  8. Shahrizai says:

    It was weird, but also awesome. And the dancing. I guess I will defer to what Tina Fey said about Amy Poehler in the SNL writing room and relate it to FKA twigs: “Amy made it clear that she wasn’t there to be cute. She wasn’t there to play wives and girlfriends in the boys’ scenes. She was there to do what she wanted to do and she did not f**ing care if you like it.”

    I dig that sensibility. A lot. And I appreciate seeing it in artists of all types, even if I don’t “get” it, I still appreciate their ability to do it. And her dancing!! Love.

    • Kitten says:

      I think that’s why I like her. To me, it doesn’t feel like hers is an elaborate, gimmicky, contrived image. I think she’s genuinely just doing her thang.

    • QQ says:

      EXACTLY and she makes that clear in her interviews too that she’s about Hers and about doing what appeals to her

    • I Choose Me says:

      Excellent points. I freaking love FKA Twigs. I love her drive and how she expresses herself artistically. Love them or hate them, her videos are never boring.

  9. Lara Morgana says:

    I don’t know what to say about his video. Maybe “why?”……

  10. lower-case deb says:

    the “birthing” sequence reminds me of Cie Non Nova’s /Vortex/
    i’m not sure about the song or the music too. i hope it grows on me too. at some parts, the song’s motif also reminds me of Amon Tobin’s Taxidermia, which took a while to grow on me too.

    i love her McQueen dress!

    • ISO says:

      I guess the video is about giving birth to creativity that is as natural as the forest etc. She’s beautiful and creative, no doubt,but the feathered dress is a symbol of abuse. I will watch this artist as she matures, and hope that she isn’t “bullied” by “weird commenters” on social media, but also hope that she can take feedback and become educated. Tortured animals aren’t avante garde or cool IMO.

      • lower-case deb says:

        @Iso, thanks for the info regarding the dress. i didn’t know the story behind it, but is just commenting on the colors and aesthetics that appealed to me. i honestly didn’t know that it was made unethically.

      • ORLY says:

        From what I’ve heard, they dye turkey feathers for these dresses. Do you have other info? If so, please provide a link.

  11. Kitten says:

    She kind of reminds me of Grimes in the sense that I find both of their videos compelling and mesmerizing, but Twigs is a WAY better dancer.

    I don’t know…I’m old but I still love sh*t like this.

  12. Lucy says:

    I like her a lot too!

  13. Janice says:

    She is just plain trashy.

  14. Corrie says:

    What a weird but cool video. I thought i was watching beloved in the first few frames.

  15. Ari says:

    really feeling like aya sato choreography influence on this entire video

  16. Corrie says:

    Twigs had such great words about power and owning her own strength. She runs her haters lives. lol

  17. md1979 says:

    I kind of love this. I love that she uses giving birth – one of the most normal, natural and beautiful parts of being human – to challenge the viewer, mixing the imagery of giving life and her sinister expression and the silver talons/nails. Spooky.

  18. Judy says:

    Ummm….no. There is room under the umbrella of art for all kinds of artists to create and flourish. But I have yet to see singing talent or music artistry with this woman. Different doesn’t equal innovative. Sorry I’m not jumping on the bandwagon. Her whisper voice is annoying. However, i do think she has a pretty face and fashion wise I think she has been making her mark.

    • ORLY says:

      In other words, you don’t like her, which is fine. Her style is not for everyone.
      I’m (and quite a few others are) not on some bandwagon. I’ve seen Twigs’ shows twice, neither of which has been after she and Pattinson came out.

      • ISO says:

        So, Orly, you -did- or -did not- like her live performance? She could be the new Madonna, who was so cool back in the day, but her singing wasn’t stellar nor her music…but Madonna’s style was both outrageous but “doable” for back then, she was so photogenic…like twigs

      • Rebecca says:

        Go look up some of her live performances, she’s quite wonderful live :) (assuming you like her music in the first place)

      • ORLY says:

        Iso- I LOVED both performances. Im seeing her again at Osheaga this year.

  19. Lbliss says:

    That dress was amazballs. Best dressed for sure!!!

  20. Me too says:

    God awful. Is that random noise? Or music?

  21. Flim says:

    Bad. Ass.

    Beautifully directed, awesome choreography and editing, lighting–the whole package.