FKA TWIGS UNWRAPS HER BRAND NEW “CELLOPHANE”
By Sound Check
April 24, 2019
And when Tahliah Barnett finally came back, it was singing a piano ballad that she performed on a stripper pole, which turned into a port-key into another dimension. In the fantastical reality that FKA Twigs’s videos begat, space is shared by the personal and the allegorical, by the sensual and the otherworldly. And the Andrew Thomas Huang-directed clip for “Cellophane” is no different. The incredible physicality of her dance feeds into the extreme imagination of the setting and yet the song — a simple lover’s plea: “us against the world” — brings the whole narrative back to a familiar place. This is what Twigs does.