Single Review: FKA twigs – Holy Terrain (feat. Future)

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FKA twigs announces second album Magdalene and launches ‘Holy Terrain’
FKA twigs made us wait for ages, but she finally came through earlier this year. And how! She launched the absolutely stunning single ‘Cellophane’ accompanied by visuals which might earn her the title of ‘video of the year’. We now know that second album Magdalene is out on the 25th October and we get to enjoy second single ‘Holy Terrain’. In terms of production, she takes a more contemporary and accessible approach than with most of her work. There is a trap beat and some chanting in the background and still enough twig-isms to enjoy. Her precious, angelic vocals take center stage during the proper hook in the chorus. Future delivers a rap that is nice enough, but it somehow never really blends well with the rest of the song. Twigs certainly does not need a guest rapper to keep our attention, because everything she does on this song is mesmerizing. And I haven’t even started on the choreography filled, eye catching video yet. She is one of the strongest visual pop artists of her generation.

It was announced that there will be just nine songs on Magdalene, but if these are all as strong as ‘Cellophane’ and ‘Holy Terrain’ she is going to contend for ‘album of the year too’.

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