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FKA Twigs: Your New Shower Jam
Here’s something to get wet to.
07 . 23 . 14
Playlists for time spent in a bathroom may sound silly, but they definitely make something not so glamorous (a setting that includes a loofah is anything but chic) so much more fun. Spotify and Pandora are lifesavers and recently introduced me to my new favorite obsession: FKA Twigs. I stumbled across the latest video for her song ‘Two Weeks’ just as I was getting ready for a quick rinse about a week ago. FKA Twigs’ cool tones and sometimes steamy and frank lyrics are like the lovechild of the late Aaliyah and the party jams of Santigold. Once dry, I immediately searched her other videos and songs (as well as what was up with her name. I’ll save you the trouble: it stands for ‘Formerly Known As Twigs’ so as to avoid an issue with another British artist using a similar moniker). ‘Two Weeks’ gives me exactly what I’m looking for in a brief respite: time to close my eyes and be lulled by the shower head’s pressure and just enough of a good beat to play my favorite game: Don’t break your neck dancing in the shower like you’re Beyonce. (Fun fact: FKA Twigs actually was a back-up dancer in BBC comedy sketch about Queen Bey, as well as for the Jessie J music video for her single Price tag.)