Stills from ’Two Weeks’ and ’Queen of the Damned.’
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Zendaya and Beyonce aren’t the only ones who’ve been channeling Aaliyah lately. The latest of these is FKA twigs, whose newly released video “Two Weeks” came out earlier today. (Outside of a Missy Elliott video, this has been the most consecutive shouts I’ve seen in the last decade.)
The “Two Weeks” connection to Baby Girl at her most menacing is two-fold: both the music and style. The combination of looming synths, skittish drums, and cold electronics merged with seductive, breathy vocals honor the spirit of Aaliyah’s vampire queen Akasha: a beautiful monster, a creature that is both irresistible and dangerous. And on the fashion tip, the embroidered trousers, gold braided halter, piled-on bangles and bronze headdress unmistakably reference Miss Haughton’s costume from the 2002 film.
Peep it all for yourself in the “Two Weeks” video below!
+ FKA TWIGS’ ’TWO WEEKS’ MUSIC VIDEO