FKA Twigs Called “The New Prince” On Elle Cover
The cover reads, “This Brit, with her mystical aura, sexed-up lyrics, renegade style, and catnip love life, couldn’t care less about Fame 101. They call her The New Prince; the now and the future. She is… FKA Twigs.” The magazine further writes, “She’s got the cred, the look, the buzz — and a mystique that hints at a legend in the making. This is FKA twigs.”
“And though establishment types (or most people older than 30, for that matter) are unlikely to have a clue who she is — that is, unless they know her as the arty, aloof-seeming girl dating teen-idol vampire and eternal clickbait Robert Pattinson — the music world certainly does,” says the outlet. “And many in that group think that the enigmatic 28-year-old British singer/songwriter/dancer/producer just might be the next Björk — even the next Prince.”
The magazine’s editor-in-chief Robbie Myers also notes, “FKA twigs is making some of the most boundary-pushing music and performances around. She’s an artist sui generis, and she’s on the verge of being one of the most influential of her generation.”
That’s a generation where the spotlight is now on 24/7 thanks to social media, and the trained dancer admits, “Being in the public eye is so weird. People want to shame you. It’s not a celebration of a talent.” But Twigs highly values celebrating her fans. In fact, she won’t call them “fans” for that reason, deeming the term “derogative.”
“They don’t influence what I make, but they have a role in us all coming together and creating something genuine,” she explains. The full interview will hit newsstands in some cities on July 12, before becoming available nationwide on July 19. Check out some of the photos from Twigs’ spread below!