We’ve not made a secret of our undying love for FKA twigs since she debuted with LP1 in 2014. But new single “Sad Day” strikes a particular chord, since it very much recalls another songstress who has long held our adoration.
Indeed, the hauntingly beautiful new track seems nothing if not a unabashed homage to one Kate Bush – with its breathy vocals, sensual harmonies, lilting piano and convulsive dynamics. Ms. twigs is also herself a master of lyrical melancholy: “Every time you look outside your window / Everything is just the same as before / You are turning round and round / You see, it’s a sad day for sure.”
The track is taken from new album Magdalene, to be released this Friday via Young Turks. She also kicked off a select North American and European tour this past weekend, which takes her from Vancouver to Amsterdam’s Royal Theatre Carré on December 3. Not to be missed.