FKA twigs is the new R&B sensation. Because yes, R&B is back with a revenge.
I used to dislike most of what came from the artists of the genre, really. But FKA twigs and her debut album, LP1, are almost a life-changing experience, for me anyway.
I had already listened to her first 2 EPs (EP and EP2) and fell in love with tracks like "Weak Spot", "Water Me" or "Papi Pacify". But I felt something bigger could be made of her. And, well, she blossomed and dropped this quiet, chill-y but colossal debut album.
She has that je ne sais quoi that makes her mysterious enough to keep folks hooked, she is damn gorgeous (with superb looks), she can dance (and I'm not very sensitive to such thing, but this is incredible) and, most of all, she is super talented.
She's got everything to be a Pop Icon (the good kind) even before becoming one and without trying.
It's obviously not for everyone, because it's arty Pop/R&B, her sound is very bass-dependent and the singing is pretty whispery.
But, to me, that's sex music (figuratively and literally) done absolutely right!
She is the best "new" solo artist by a large margin and her debut is the best album in quite some time. Listen to it, really! (Unfortunately, the links for the 8 remaining songs of the album are being disabled on youtube and almost everywhere.)