WATCH: FKA Twigs Gets All Tied Up For “Pendulum” Music Video

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FKA Twigs Pendulum

By Daniel Gates


FKA Twigs Pendulum


FKA Twigs has released her “Pendulum” music video. It features the performer tied up and suspended by ropes resembling her braided hair. She isn’t wearing much. Watch the video below.

The largely static performance (at least in the video’s first half) is an interesting approach for Twigs, considering she’s well known for her dance moves. Of course, “Pendulum” plays off the ideas of emotional constraints and sexual vulnerability, and we see Twigs struggling in her ropes, and later in an inky liquid. “So lonely trying to be yours / When you’re looking for so much more,” sings Twigs, who eventually does do some dancing, too, long braids and all! Twigs also directed the video.

In her recent V magazine interview, Twigs spoke about the “alternative R&B” label sometimes applied to her. “If I say ‘alternative red’ to you, it’s not red, is it? ‘Alternative R&B’ is patronizing to R&B. R&B is R&B — it doesn’t need an alternative,” she said. “There are plenty of artists now experimenting with electronic music, manipulating sounds. We can make a train into a synth. We can make drips into hi-hats. I can record sounds on my phone and make a song out of a city. I don’t know what that has to do with R&B.” Watch the FKA Twigs “Pendulum” music video below, and tell us what you think.

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