FKA twigs has returned with her first new song in over three years, “Cellophane.” The song comes with a breathless, ethereal new video directed by frequent Björk collaborator Andrew Thomas Huang.
“Cellophane” is one of FKA twigs’ most personal tracks to date, dealing with a period in her life when she felt she had to rebuild herself from scratch. “Throughout my life I’ve practiced my way to being the best I could be,” she says in a statement. “It didn’t work this time. I had to tear down every process I’d ever relied on. Go deeper. Rebuild. Start again.”
The stunning video accompanying the track finds twigs pole-dancing, falling through space and eventually being buried in pink mud. She trained for months in advance with pole choreographer Kelly Yvonne to learn the impressive acrobatics she performs in the video, taking to Twitter on Wednesday to thank Yvonne and Huang for their help.
FKA twigs wrote and produced “Cellophane” with Jeff Kleinman and Michael Uzowuru. It’s the first single from the forthcoming followup to her 2014 debut LP1, which was nominated for a BRIT Award and the Mercury Prize.
FKA twigs is performing live around the world over the summer, with headlining dates in New York, Los Angeles, London, Paris and Sydney, among others. Watch the video for “Cellophane” and check out her full tour schedule below.
FKA twigs Tour Dates:
07 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ Venue TBA
08 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ Venue TBA
11 – New York, N.Y. @ Park Avenue Armory (Red Bull Music Festival)
12 – New York, N.Y. @ Park Avenue Armory (Red Bull Music Festival)
24 – Berlin, Germany @ Venue TBA
28 – London, U.K. @ Venue TBA
30 – Barcelona, Spain @ Primavera Sound
01 – Paris, France @ We Love Green
09 – Sydney, Australia @ Carriageworks
14 – Hogart, Australia @ Dark Mofo at Mac 2
25 – Brooklyn, N.Y. @ AFROPUNK Festival