FKA Twigs is making my ears cry right now, in the best way possible. This Gloucestershire born, London-based singer has been slinking her way into the top of my recently played list with her luscious, sonically deep and spacious, erotic future R&B.
Her breathy voice and seductive lyrics pair perfectly with the deep bass that punctuates her tracks. FKA Twigs' melodies tend to be sparse, yet there is a richness in the minimalism of her composition that breathes intimacy into her music. Her production is super tight and there is always an entire palate of sonic subtleties to be unearthed in her tracks. Listen for the auto-tuned sighs that serve as a kind erotic metronome throughout the song, turned way up for the outro.
"Ache" is off her 2012 four-song EP, creatively titled EP. And it is sexy from start finish. At the time it was released, she actually just went by Twigs. However, she has since tongue-in-cheekily adopted the FKA (formerly known as) monicker at the behest of another artist who presumably also goes by Twigs.
She is slated to release a four-song follow-up album aptly titled EP2 on September 9 under the Young Turks Label; think The xx, Koreless, and SBTKRT. Interestingly, she will be collaborating with producer Arca, who recently worked on Yeezus. If all this isn't enough to get you a little excited for EP2, then you will probably be missing out, while I'll be nursing my eargasm.