FKA twigs has one lethal voice — literally. In her new video for “Video Girl,” off of her debut record, LP1, twigs performs the jam to an audience of one: a man on death row slowly dying via lethal injection. Yikes.
The song was based on a pretty simple premise: FKA twigs (born Tahliah Barnett) previously found fame as a dancer in music videos, but after separating herself from that world she used to lie when people asked if she was “the girl from the video.”
The video — directed by Kahlil Joseph — however, has a much darker premise. A lot more complex. Who is the man twigs is haunting? Did he murder her? Is she a ghost? Is that why he’s on death row? And who is the other man — the one with blood pouring from his mouth?
Oh, to see the world through twigs’ Google Glass! Judging by this video, we imagine it to be a lot like that movie “Insidious.”
Check out “Video Girl” below:
Brenna Ehrlich is a reporter for MTV News as well as the senior writer/editor for the O Music Awards. In the past, she served as associate editor at Mashable, penned a netiquette column for CNN and co-authored the blog and book "Stuff Hipsters Hate." She likes trying not to die in moshpits and listening to songs on repeat. Follow her on Twitter for news on cats and punk bands.@BrennaEhrlich