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FKA twigs Says She Made a New Album During Quarantine


FKA twigs sat down for a virtual chat on the Grammy Museum’s Programs at Home series with moderator Scott Goldman. At the beginning of the interview, twigs revealed that she’s made an entirely new album during the months of the COVID-19 pandemic. “I ended up, in actual fact, making a whole album in quarantine,” she said. “I just decided one day. It was kind of, maybe one-third of the way through and I just said, ‘you know what, I’m just going to make an album,’ and I just went and did it. And it was really amazing because I worked predominantly with an amazing artist and producer called El Guincho, and I did the whole thing with pretty much all of the collaborators over FaceTime.” Watch the full interview here.

twigs said that she is “just finishing” the new record (she did not mention a title or release date). She also discussed the remote collaboration process. “I was working with people I’d never met in real life and we were doing the whole thing over FaceTime and it was great because I couldn’t go in the studio at the beginning,” she said. “So I was getting beats and having to work from MP3s, and then I would writing melodies in the day with [El Guincho] and then in the night I would call some of my friends in America who made music and I would have a glass of wine and chill and write lyrics and talk about what the song’s about.”

twigs also mentioned that during quarantine she started learning to play piano and read sheet music. Elsewhere in the interview she discussed her interest in wushu martial arts, her latest album MAGDALENE, and more.

MAGDALENE arrived in 2019, marking twigs’ first studio album since 2014’s LP1. Earlier this year, twigs contributed to songs by Slingbaum, Nicolas Jaar’s Against All Logic project, and more.

Revisit Pitchfork’s Cover Story “The Sacred and Profane Genius of FKA twigs.”



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