Video: FKA Twigs - Pendulum
Watch FKA Twigs hang from her own hair in new video Pendulum.
She was one of the artists we couldn’t take our eyes off in 2014; and 26 year-old British singer FKA Twigs seems intent on maintaining our attention in 2015; yesterday receiving two nominations for the BRIT Awards - British Female Solo Artist and British Breakthrough Act – on the back of her Mercury Prize nomination for her breakthrough album of last year, LP1 (out now on Young Turks), yesterday releasing her most transfixing video yet for LP1 track Pendulum.
I'm your sweet little love maker, sings FKA Twigs, as the professional dancer, clad in a nude leotard, slowly spins (a human Pendulum, one assumes), suspended in mid-air, in a complex harness of rope, intertwined with her braids, so she’s essentially being supported by her own hair. She then begins sinking into a silvery, digital liquid, which eventually completely coats her and she becomes a CGI creature; before she re-emerges in human form, donned in tough silver hardware. Watch the video below.
You can always rely on FKA Twigs for an incredible video clip. Preceding Pendulum, her clip for Video Girl (we wrote about it HERE) featured her dancing seductively around a man about to be executed. She’s one of the few artists that seems truly intent on not just delivering good visual content; but pushing the medium into new territory - it’s no surprise Google Glass chose her to front their recent video campaign.
FKA Twigs is a headliner at Laneway Festival next month (tickets HERE), and also plays two sideshows: Wednesday, January 28, at 170 Russell, Melbourne (tickets HERE) and Wednesday, January 4, at The Metro, Sydney (tickets HERE) .