Last week, without any sort of warning, FKA twigs dropped the video for a new single, a woozy R&B reverie called “Good To Love.” And last night, twigs performed it on The Tonight Show. Twigs has a sharp theatrical sensibility, and she knows how to use a moment like that for all it’s worth. She wore a glittery, bright white custom outfit that she designed with Grace Wales Bonner and Swarovski. The lighting and staging were immaculate, with twigs’ tiny backing band playing on a disco-style riser behind her. And she sang most of the song motionless, building up to the moment when she went into this incredible vogue-ball tai chi dance. This is one of those rare great and memorable late-night performances, and you should really watch it below.
“Good To Love” is out now digitally on Young Turks. There’s no news of a new twigs album, but she’s headlining the last night of this year’s Pitchfork Music Festival, so it seems likely that there’s something on the way.