FKA Twigs Rides The Darkwave On “Figure 8”: Listen
FKA twigs is prepping her Melissa EP, the follow-up to her critically acclaimed LP1, and today (August 3) the world gets a taste of “Figure 8” off that upcoming project. She debuted the track back in January while on tour in Australia, but here we get the studio version in all its ominous glory after it premiered on Beats 1 with Zane Lowe.
Twigs’ vocals aren’t as wispy and ethereal here, and that added body helps it stand up to the incredible (and incredibly intricate) beat, which is built on creepy, Seven credits-style haunted house creaks and scratches. And brace yourself for when the loping, melodic song transforms into an exorcism of pitch-shifted whispers, shrieks and moans.
Hear a rip of the thrilling new cut below.