Only 47 days until FKA Twigs releases her debut record LP1…..but who is counting right?
Experimental RnB musician and dancer Tahliah Barnett certainly recaptured our attention with the premiere of her majestic new single ‘Two Weeks’ on BBC Radio 1 a few days ago, and just last night solidified our interest, following it up with a video directed by Nabil Elderkin (Frank Ocean, The Arctic Monkeys and Kanye West).
Channeling Queen of the Damned, the film clip presents a regal Empress (Barnett) on her throne with miniature dancing minions writhing around her feet. The goddess even produces flowing water from her graceful fingertips!
The subtleness of the filming with deliberate slow panning and zoom, compliments the many entrancing layers of the track, revealing more of the regal scene the further engrossed you become. The sensual feminist power she radiates demands devotion and respect from the first heavenly note. Don’t let this sirens’ sweet, pure vocals fool you though, the track is explicit in content and language, with a grinding sexual rhythm throughout.
This illustrious single has certainly set the bar for the upcoming record, which you can preorder now through iTunes, ahead of its Young Turks release on August 12.
Worship with us and join the countdown…the empress commands it so!