FKA Twigs Is Not Alternative R&B

September 2, 2014 7:19 PM

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FKA Twigs Is Not Alternative R&B

FKA Twigs hates to be called alternative R&B. In a recent interview with NME she said: "I love annoying sounds, beats, clicks... I don't see anyone else doing that now. It's got loud noises in there, the structures aren't typical, it's relentless. It's like punk; fuck alternative R&B!" The English singer may seem a bit dramatic about the comparison, but she does make a good point. The production on her full-length debut, "LP1" is quite unique and is a far leap from R&B. Instead FKA Twigs is guiding the way to a new vibe in electronic music with her slow and steady punk inspired rhythms.

"LP1" has a smooth dark ride like the Portishead tracks "Roads" and "Over". Yet, it also delivers vulnerable and sassy sing-along lyrics like Aaliyah did on "One in a Million" back in 1996. Despite the similarities "LP1" is already a standout record of 2014, and the 26-year-old singer is playing a l...

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