In case you didn’t know by now, FKA twigs is an artist who does things her own way. That’s certainly the case with her latest audio-visual epic, M3LL155X (pronounced “Melissa”), an expression of her “personal female energy.” Entirely self-directed, the aesthetics are what initially stand out. Fashion muse Michèle Lamy is the first face we see, wearing her go-to heavy jewels, tattooed and dyed fingertips, gold teeth, and even a fluorescent lightbulb on her head. Lamy’s stunning cameo is subsequently followed by twigs as an inflatable sex doll, a solid amount of pregnancy, some hardcore vogueing, and of course, lots of killer fashion. And while viewers would certainly raise an eyebrow at just about all of the visuals in the short film, we should ask ourselves, what does it all mean?
Madonna did it with Jean Paul Gaultier, Kanye collaborated with Margiela, and Rihanna got it in with everyone from Givenchy’s Riccardo Tisci, Jeremy Scott, and Adam Selman. Let’s face it, a musician/fashion brand relationship is crucial for building an image.
Unless you’ve been living on another planet, you’d probably know by now that FKA twigs is kind of everything. This is especially relevant in the fashion world, where the industry as become utterly obsessed with the doll-faced crooner with the hauntingly beautiful voice. In fact, the British Fashion Council just nominated twigs for the British Style Award, and she’s already been featured in magazines like Dazed & Confused and V.
But back to the music. Twigs recently directed and starred in a crazily captivating video for Google Glass, which featured snippets of her musically orgasmic track, “Video Girl.” The song is written about twigs herself, which she mentioned in past interviews, as she actually got her start in the music realm as a backup dancer. Her choreographic excellence has been proven countless times since she’s burst on the scene, but it’s especially apparent in her latest. Although the full music video cuts out more of the beautiful song than we’d like, “Video Girl” is full of twigs’ skillful motions, as she dances around the body of a prisoner on death row. Of course, there are some noteworthy fashion moments, too, from the singer’s bandage top and open skirt to the chain mail and cyborg-like facial garnishes. Even twigs’ ring game is on point, though we wouldn’t expect anything less. Always a stunner in every possible way, FKA twigs proves her incredible credibility with her latest single.
Watch FKA twigs’ “Video Girl” below, and check out her full album, LP1 now! And as always, share your own thoughts on the song and video!