If you’ve been eagerly awaiting to hear more from FKA Twigs like we have, then you’re in luck. “Video Girl,” the second track off of LP1 delivers all of the hypnotizing trip hop magic we could hope for. Sit back as Twigs takes you down the rabbit hole into yet another fragment of her universe.
The song addresses her past performing as a dancer in music videos. She weaves together messages to her wide-eyed nineteen-year-old self with a refrain of “Is she the girl from the video? / Liar, liar, lie,” a near sample of those who recognize her on the street from other musicians’ videos. The lyrics become a battleground between the autonomy she has found through producing her own music and unrelenting reminders of her past.
As we can expect from her past releases, “Video Girl” is an incredibly visual work. Listening, it isn’t hard to imagine her as an antique wind-up doll in feudal Japan or something as equally strange and enchanting. Give the song a listen below and let her sound invade your mind with bizarre, beautiful imagery.