FKA Twigs: 5 Cool Things You Need To Know

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  • We’ve been fans of IT new Brit girl FKA Twigs for a while now, thanks to her conceptual music videos, provocative style and THAT seriously cool nose ring.

    We’ve been fans of new British IT girl, FKA Twigs for a while now, mainly thanks to her conceptual music videos, provocative style and that seriously cool nose ring.

    As rumours circulate that she’s engaged to Robert Pattinson, here’s five things we think you should know about the soon-to-be superstar…

    She’s Got Clicky Joints
    Seems odd that we would lead with this really weird point when profiling a new artist to know, doesn’t it? But in this case we promise it’s valid. Tahliah Barnett earned her unique pseudo ‘Formally Known As’ Twigs thanks to her cracking bones, which she also has a habit of mimicking in the beats on her tracks. Way to make the most of an ailment, right?

    (Image from FKA Twigs’ video, Pendulum)

    She’s An Actual Artist
    FKA Twigs just doesn’t do bubblegum pop. The conceptual, subversive videos for tracks Water Me (video below) and Two Weeks have racked up millions of YouTube hits between them already. See all the star’s cool videos, here.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kFtMl-uipA8

    She Has Seriously Cool Off-Duty Style Too

    Platform DMs with a battered backpack for a date in NYC? Vintage kimonos and Nicholas Kirkwoods for a street style posing sesh? She’s actually our new style crush.

    She’s Got Some Awesome Piercings
    We think we’ve counted seven, including that very Ashish nose ring.


    She Used To Be Jessie J’s Back-Up Dancer

    Yes, before going solo last year, FKA was twerking up a storm as a back-up dancer in Jessie J’s Price Tag and Do It Like A Dude videos. But you knew you’d seen that face before, didn’t you?

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