FKA twigs Covers Complex, Talks Robert Pattinson, T-Pain’s Big Mistake and Her Goofy Side
FKA twigs is a serious powerhouse onstage but is a bit more demure when she's out of the spotlight. The singer opens up about this contrast in a new interview with Complex. She extends the conversation to include her man Robert Pattinson, T-Pain's announcement about their engagement and her relationship with the press.
For the cover, it only made sense to go the avant garde route with Complex's new issue. The close-up portrait showcases twigs with a Roman pillar supporting her lower eyelid. She looks more like a painted masterpiece than sitting for an actual photograph. Her other photos delve into her artistic side and willingness to take visuals to another level with the help of Matt Irwin and Ignasi Moneal, who worked on the visuals for the piece.
While the London songstress was open to making those images, the interview conveys how important keeping her private life private. For instance, when she's asked about her relationship with Robert Pattinson, she expresses that she doesn't want to talk about it. However, when the topic of T-Pain spilling the beans about her engagement comes up, she tells the magazine, “It is pretty horrible. But ultimately, I’m in an amazing relationship. So it doesn’t matter.”
She was saddened by T-Pain's slip, even though she reveals, "It's fine, I'm a pretty chill person, do you know what I mean?"
Twigs also discloses that all the press attention she receives made her reconsider the idea of staying in the business. "If this is what being an artist is, I'm not really sure this is for me," she shares. "This [the press cycle] is horrific. I could be doing dance class right now."
So when she worked on EP3, twigs essentially went into hiding to record and worked on tracks like "Glass & Patron," "In Time" and "I'm Your Doll," a track she originally wrote when she was 18 but reworked for the new record. While it's clear that her music isn't straight R&B, the article delves into how she feels about her sound being labeled "alternative R&B." “It’s a little bit because of how I look," she states. "Maybe if I looked differently, then people would be like, ‘Oh, I can hear these classical sounds in her voice.’”
“It’s not that I don’t want to be called R&B, but there are lots of other things, as well. So let’s talk about everything," she continues.
FKA twigs' cool and calm demeanor has been misconstrued for being too serious. However, she begs to differ. “I feel like people don’t realize that I have a sense of humor about things,” the 27-year-old says. “I’m very goofy, and I’ve enjoyed being able to incorporate some of that into my work, but still have a really serious message behind it. I think I’ve really enjoyed making this EP because of that.”
You can read the full interview on Complex.com here.
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