- 09 Sep 19
The announcement of FKA Twigs' second album Magdalene comes with a new single, released tonight.
Created in a period where her confidence was knocked following heartbreak and laparoscopic surgery, Magdalene is the sound of Twigs reconfiguring, emotionally and physically. The album has been described as "her most masterful, innovative work to date" and sees FKA Twigs creating a whole new artistic universe.
FKA Twigs says about her new album: "I never thought heartbreak could be so all-encompassing. I never thought that my body could stop working to the point that I couldn't express myself physically in the ways that I have always loved and found so much solace. I have always practised my way into being the best I could be, but I couldn't do that this time, I was left with no option but to tear every process down. But the process of making this album has allowed me for the first time, and in the most real way, to find compassion when I have been at my most ungraceful, confused and fractured. I stopped judging myself and at that moment found hope in Magdalene. To her I am forever grateful."
Magdalene is produced by FKA Twigs and, as with her debut album LP1, the recording process has been directed by her at every stage. It was recorded between London, New York and Los Angeles over the last three years and, as previously reported, features major contributions from Chilean-American composer Nicolas Jaar alongside a host of other collaborators.
Some of these other collaborators worked with Twigs on the next single taken from Magdalene, 'holy terrain'. The song will be released tonight at 7.30pm and features Atlanta superstar Future alongside production from FKA Twigs, Skrillex and Jack Antonoff.
Check out the complete track list of Magdalene below:
- thousand eyes
- home with you
- sad day
- holy terrain ft. Future
- mary magdalene
- fallen alien
- mirrored heart