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THE VIDEO: FKA TWIGS

TEXT NATASHA STAGG



We love this understated song by FKA Twigs (formerly Twigs), produced by Arca, and it's lament of a title: "Water Me." The simplicity of the track itself, combined with the quiet urgency of such a sad command creates, on its own, a deep moment. The video, though, premiering today, perfectly encapsulates that tragic humor present in young-adult manga, internet-only success and the quick death of meme fashion statements even further. A disembodied head rocks from side to side, a toy on a desk, until it slows to a stop. The toy's stasis is painful, though, as it is now useless. It tries to stay #relevant: a large, crystal tear develops, and its features enlarge, but in vain. All its resources drained, it sings "water me," in an effort to stay a part of things, but the screen goes blank, and the video ends.

FKA Twigs' EP2 (Young Turks), which includes "Water Me"is out September 9th

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