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?
Guys, can we talk about one of the most epic videos ever? Our favorite badgal is back, and she’s not fucking around. Just like every other single that the singer (apparently now trap artist?) puts out, we all fell in love with Rihanna’s bumping new track when it first debuted a couple months back. And now the infectious tune seems even better, bolstered by something of a short film directed by the star herself. It’s sexual, it’s violent, it’s over-the-top, and it’s kind of everything.
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!
There are few things better than some old school 1990s hip hop. In case anyone forgot, Queen Latifah was on top of the rap game long before her status as an actress and CoverGirl, proven by her 1991 hit, “Ladies First.” The 90s fashion in the music video is everything, while the track itself is enhanced by a strong and empowering message on identity. This is something you’ve got to get into.
If you couldn’t find any pleasing Christmas presents in our Holiday Gift Guide, maybe Beyoncé’s latest music video will do it for you. The goddess released 14 new songs and 17 new music videos with her fifth studio album, Beyoncé, one of which has gotten nearly everyone’s attention. For the track titled “Yoncé,” Queen B. enlisted models Jourdan Dunn, Chanel Iman, and Joan Smalls to dance and lip-sync in what’s basically music video magic. Check out the 30 second preview of four of the most beautiful women on Earth being perfect.
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Azealia Banks just won’t seem to slow down, and I wouldn’t have it any other way. She’s been incessantly releasing singles and music videos during the past year, the latest being “Yung Rapunxel.” I’m not going to go into detail about how she’s one of the sickest MC’s at the moment or how she looks fantastic even when her eyes are replaced with mouths, because the only time she ever disappoints me is when she gets into one of her Twitter wars. To be frank, the bitch is crazy and I love it. Watch the “Yung Rapunxel” video (above) and you’ll see where I’m coming from.