FKA twigs Has Made a Whole New Album During Quarantine

    In a recent virtual interview for the Grammy Museum’s Programs at Home series, FKA Twigs revealed that she’s almost finished writing a whole 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.”

    twigs added that she is currently adding the finishing touches on the new record, which currently has no title or release date attached to it. Talking about how being in quarantine affected the collaborative process, she said: “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. 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’ most recent album, MAGDALENE, came out last year. Back in August, she unveiled the Hiro Murai-directed music video for her song ‘sad day’.

    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis is a writer, journalist, and music editor at Our Culture. His work has also appeared in Pitchfork, GIGsoup, and other publications. He currently lives in Athens, Greece.

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