Hear FKA Twigs’ Sparse, Melodic New Song, ‘Figure 8′
FKA Twigs unveiled “Figure 8,” another new track from her upcoming EP, on Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 radio show Monday. The LP1 singer also spoke about what inspired the darkly sparse yet melodic “Figure 8″ as well as her plans for new music.
“I wrote ‘Figure 8′ after I finished LP1, maybe four or five months later,” Twigs said. “It’s called ‘Figure 8′ because obviously eight represents eternity and I was just feeling actually quite sad and feeling a bit lost, because after you release a record you get thrown into this weird world and it’s difficult to keep hold of who you are and what you want to do.” The relentless touring behind LP1 also left Twigs without anything to hold onto, but she reveals she found solace in vogue dancing – where every hand movement makes a figure 8 – and that inspired the new track.
As for when fans can expect new music, Twigs told Lowe, “I actually finished this EP around November, but it’s just taking me awhile to complete the videos and get my headspace together. I just believe in doing things right.” Now that Twigs’ recent tour concluded this weekend in Chicago – where she was named one of Rolling Stone‘s 40 Best Things We Saw at Lollapalooza – the singer says she’ll head back to England, work on the “Figure 8″ video and start work on the follow-up to LP1. However, no release date has been announced for her upcoming EP other than a promise that it will arrive later his year.
In March, Twigs unveiled the music video for “Glass & Patron,” another cut off her upcoming EP.