It’s always a good day when fka Twigs blesses us with music. But ‘good’ just doesn’t cut it when it comes to her new single and music video, ‘holy terrain’. Produced by twigs, along with Skrillex and Jack Antonoff, and featuring Oyster #112 cover star Future, the single is a non-stop banger… and the visual is, well, INSANE.
Directed by twigs and Nick Walker, with styling by her AVANTgarden collaborator, Matthew Josephs, ‘holy terrain’ sees the singer looking like a total alien while hitting us with some killer choreography. No wonder people want to watch extraterrestrial porn. You heard it here first: people are going to start wearing one red contact, one blue.
‘holy terrain’ is the second single off twigs’ upcoming album — the first, ‘cellophane’ was released alongside a documentary that showed her training for the dance intensive video, earlier this year. Other than that, news about the record has been scarce — until today, because when twigs gives us a gift, she makes sure it’s BIG.
The album, which is called MAGDALENE, is available for pre-order and will officially drop October 25. Twigs shared a photo of the album art by Matthew Stone along with a heartfelt note via Instagram.
“my dearest MAGDALENE you beautiful, stoic, ephemeral beast. at times i howled at you to present yourself to me and it was at those times you evaded me. left me in the cold, dead at night, face down in my wet pillow,” she wrote. “it was only when i offered my own sometimes fruitful, often poisoned teat to raise you that you would look me in the eye, drink, submit and allow me to bend and contort you into a sculpture that mirrored my own truth.”
“and here we are. now you stand bigger than i will ever be, others will dance with you, enjoy you, question you, cry with you and marvel at your broken excellence,” she continued. “but i promise i won’t get jealous, i love you the most so i will let you go. now to find my reflection again. look at myself naked for a while. my breasts hang lower than they did before. it happens i guess.”
While you count down the minutes until MAGDALENE drops, watch ‘holy terrain’ on repeat, below.