FKA twigs has been known to fashion herself into an art object. She was the focus of protracted closeups in her earliest music videos, calling upon the viewer to contemplate patiently and carefully. The simmering intensity of the visuals mirrored the music: languorous vocals that could swell and shatter along with daring electronic arrangements, an ecstatic seesaw of tension and release.
For her 2019 masterpiece, Magdalene, twigs ditched the aesthetic that initially rendered her a sort of digital avatar and, instead, framed herself as a classical painting.
Twigs positions herself as a best friend, inviting us to join the world of the record with a smile. She does this in ways ranging from voice note extracts to moments where the tracks audibly develop -- the vision grows tangibly, half of Caprisongs feeling like a peek behind one of the most exciting curtains in pop. Having often struck an otherworldly note with her artistry, twigs uses this mixtape to remind us of her reality.
"I wanted to die, I'm just being honest", confesses FKA twigs on her latest record. After a gruelling admission to being abused by Shia Labeouf, Tallulah Barnett has picked up the pieces of her emotions and collated them in her new mixtape, CAPRISONGS. With the help of friends and collaborators, 'CAPRISONGS' is a thrilling patchwork of FKA twigs' identity, one which tries to recover her love for songwriting.