FKA twigs (real name: Tahliah Debrett Barnett) actively defies all convention -- except her own, of course.
Today (August 13), the singer-slash-dancer-slash-overall-zany-performance-artist has released her brand new five-song EP M3LL155X (an alphanumeric play on the name Melissa) along with a 16-minute mash-up video of the highlights, and it is just as intoxicatingly weird as you've come to expect from the 27-year-old Brit.
The vid has everything, including twigs being lusted over by a blurry chap (who, from the chin angles, kinda resembles her rumored fiancé Robert Pattinson) as a blow-up doll who is eventually deflated. Then, in the next scene, she wakes up in silk jammies on a different mattress, super pregnant, before breaking into her signature slay moves and gives birth to ... well, you'll see.
Suffice it to say, the clip is wicked. And it could easily be interpreted as a commentary on the current state of her new existence inside the fishbowl that is the world of pop culture.
M3ll155X is a follow-up to twigs' 2014 album LP1, and she told MTV News earlier this year she thinks "it's very raw and quite dark in places, but you've just got to go through it to get to the light."
Per Pitchfork, the video was described as "an aggressive statement conceptualising the process of feeling pregnant with pain, birthing creativity and liberation." Yep, that's FKA twigs all day right there. Fully original.
The track list for M3ll155X is as follows:
1. "Figure 8"
2. "I'm Your Doll"
3. "In Time"
4. "Glass & Patron"