ALBUM REVIEW: FKA Twigs – Magdalene | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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Released: 25.10.19






It’s been five years since London-based singer, songwriter and performance artist FKA Twigs released her critically acclaimed debut, but finally the wait is over for LP number two. Magdalene is, as you might expect, an album that is far more mature both lyrically and sonically. The themes of female empowerment and sensuality are carried from the last record, but there’s much more of an emphasis on vulnerability here.

This is mirrored by the production; which is warmer and far more organic despite remaining just as sumptuous and rich. Not only does this alteration of sound add a whole new emotional depth often not heard before, but it also coincides seamlessly with FKA Twigs’ typically stunning breathy vocals. This is Twigs at her most sensitive and stripped back, whilst being the most evocative and poignant she’s ever been. 



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