Pitckfork: The first single from FKA twigs‘ forthcoming EP2 (out September 9 via Young Turks) is a sparse and rickety ethereal ballad with a build that’s not for the impatient. The ambiance on “Water Me” is glitchy and meditative, but the lyrics (“He won’t make love to me now/ I guess I’m stuck with me”) itemize a very corporeal vulnerability that unfolds over robotic and blippy creaks, atonal keys, and ambient synth. “Water Me” is gorgeous in a doleful way, and producer Arca (best known for his work on Kanye West’s Yeezus) lends a heady and cavernous vibe to the proceedings– but FKA twigs’ gently-measured earnestness makes the vastness feel intimate.
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Written & Produced by FKA twigs & Arca
Video by Jesse Kanda
Concept by Jesse Kanda & FKA twigs
Executive Producer: Juliette Larthe (Prettybird)
Head of Production: Margo Mars (Prettybird)
DOP: Sy Turnbull
Stylist: Jean Paul Paula
Make-up: Bea Sweet
Image via Young Turks
Info via Pitckfork