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FKA twigs puts rumours to rest, announces second album

The soundtrack to putting yourself first.

It’s been a long wait for twigs fans. But after months of speculation, the superstar artist has today announced her second album, MAGDALENE.

It’s looking to be worth the wait. The album was recorded over three years and fully directed and self-produced by twigs, with the artist creating a new artistic universe over the nine-track play. 

We’re told it is the sound of twigs reconfiguring following a heartbreak and a laparoscopic surgery, events which together knocked her confidence. It’s a feeling we can all relate to and which led the artist to exercise greater self-compassion. As she notes in title track ‘Mary Magdalene’, “A woman’s time / A woman’s work / A woman’s time to embrace / She must put herself first.”

She elaborates in a media release: “I have always practiced 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.”

For a glimpse of what we can otherwise expect from the release, we know it includes title track and show opener from her recent live performances, ‘Mary Magdalene’; lead track ‘cellophane’ released earlier this year; and ‘holy terrain’, a new release dropped today to coincide with the announcement. 

As for the album, it features major contributions from Nicolas Jaar, alongside “a host of other collaborators” yet to be revealed. For the moment, we can stream ‘holy terrain’ here before the album drops on October 25. 

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