FKA Twigs Allure Cover Story: See Interview Highlights And Video!
FKA Twigs graces the cover of the May 2016 issue of Allure. In the accompanying story, the singer expresses her discomfort with interviews, but nevertheless opens up about her life and career. Check out the video below!
“I don’t want to be described as anything,” Twigs said of fitting into a specific genre. “It’s like hashtags. Hashtag this, hashtag that. Hashtag blue, hashtag pink, hashtag cute dogs. Do you know what I mean? Everything has a hashtag.”
Rather, the British star is all about authenticity, which is something she’s learned about over time. “I think one of the most painful things I went through making my record is realizing that you don’t have to ask permission,” she says. “You don’t have to ask permission to do a video saying something that you want to say. All you can do is follow your instincts,” she explains.
And while she admits there’s plenty she can’t do, the dancer prides herself on being able to present herself as an artist from start to finish. She notes, “I’m a traditional showgirl in a sense. I spent years of my early 20s working among performance artists. That’s rule one of being an underground artist: You do your own makeup, hair, and costumes.”
“Imagine if you were an artist that wasn’t being herself,” Twigs argues. “Imagine you’re an artist that didn’t know how to do your own makeup, didn’t know how to do your own hair, didn’t know how to put an outfit together, didn’t write your own music, didn’t direct your own videos, didn’t produce your own music. They’re not artists. They’re vehicles, vessels. The majority of them are like that. Imagine how hard that must be.”
The Allure story goes on to note, “In her much-publicized personal life, she’s often dubbed #robertpattinsonsfiancee. It’s a designation she’s loath to discuss since it invited racist barbs and online bullying from the legions of the Twilight star’s fan army. This for an artist who bristles at the term ‘fan,’ believing it’s patronizing to people who appreciate her work.”
And that is the only time Pattinson is mentioned in the feature. As noted in the video below, Twigs’ shoot for the magazine was conducted in February. Check out the behind-the-scenes footage!