ALBUM REVIEW: FKA Twigs – LP1
FKA Twigs was one of the most talked about breakthrough artists of 2014 and her debut album deserves all the praise. “LP1” is an eclectic fusion of electronic RNB with soothing pop vocals that showcases Tahliah Barnett (FKA Twigs) as an extraordinary producer, writer and singer. Lyrically vulnerable and honest she addresses the insecurities and sensuality we all have when it comes to sex. She doesn’t leave anything for the imagination and lays it all out on the table with these slick ten tracks. Airing trust issues on “Lights on” with “When I trust you we can do it with the lights on”. She then regains her confidence on “Two Weeks” claiming “I can fuck you better than her” before resenting her decisions on “Numbers” asking “Was I just a number to you? Was I just a lonely girl to fly?”
It’s Barnett’s vocal range and delivery that will truly impress and set her apart from all the newcomers on the music scene. Her heavy breathing and perfectly timed spacing in her vocal delivery is intoxicating and will have you lingering off every word. Her falsetto is endearing and adds to the diversity of the tracks. Her unique fusion of pop, electronica and beat driven RNB is intriguing and captivating and is similar to the style of Zoe Kravitz’s band Lolawolf who are also worth checking out. Highlights from “LP1” include “Lights On”, “Two Weeks”, “Video Girl”, “Numbers” and “Kicks”. The hooks are on point, memorable and will have you wanting to go back for more. This album was made to hear from start to finish and deserves to be heard that way. Every song compliments the other while providing a new vibe to the complex sound.
FKA Twigs is worth discovering. I promise you that.