FKA twigs is a British artist — “singer” somehow doesn’t quite seem like the right word — who makes heady, obsessive, deeply personal music that musically fits with all the expansive bass-heavy music that’s come out in the wake of the xx. “Water Me” is her breakout single, and it feels important, its laid-bare relationship-talk floating through the glitched-out track from IDM producer and Kanye West collaborator Arca. Director Jessa Kanda has given the song a spellbinding visual treatment, using relatively subtle digital effects to turn FKA twigs’ face into something alien. Watch it below.
FKA twigs’ EP2 is out 10/9 on Young Turks.