Pom Pom Squad released a pretty promising EP, Ow, last year, and they’re starting off 2020 with a cover of one of their favorite songs from 2019. (Ours too!) Project leader Mia Berrin has put together a cover of FKA Twigs’ “Cellophane,” from her excellent MAGDALENE.
It’s a big undertaking to imitate anything that FKA Twigs does — and no one can really match Tahliah Barnett’s vocals — but Pom Pom Squad do an admirable job, adding in heavy guitars and booming drums to transform the still song into a indie-rock scorcher.
Here’s Berrin on what it means to cover FKA Twigs:
I know I’m not alone in saying that ‘Cellophane’ was one of my absolute favorite songs of last year… I’ve been a fan of twigs since I was in high school and heard ‘Hide’ off of EP1. She was one of the first artists that made me seen as a woman of color occupying an alternative space, and I could immediately hear myself in the sweeping ebbs and flows of this song.
Check it out below.
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