FKA twigs has announced the latest step in her career and will create a brand new martial arts television series.
Twigs, being interviewed by Michaela Coel for The Face, explained how she has teamed up with FX to produce a series that is based on the “deep connection” between “the Black community and the Chinese martial arts community.
Explaining further, twigs added that the “martial arts TV series which is very much centred around outsiders. And the idea of wanting to fit in but not being able to”.
“I’ve been putting a lot of research into the way that the Black community and the Chinese martial arts community have a really deep connection. It goes into music: the Wu-Tang Clan came together almost through martial arts,” she said.
Elsewhere during the conversation, twigs opened up about her forthcoming new song which comes on collaboration with Pa Salieu, one of her favourite artists: “I feel like there’s a lot of love and joy in his music, but it still feels like he’s very truthful to his experience. I think I’m really craving truth, which can be dark, but it’s not grim, it’s not heavy,” she said.
“He tells the truth and it’s got depth. Somehow it’s uplifting and I think his lyrics aren’t the average thing that you talk about. And his voice is so good.”
See the video for ‘sad day’, below.