FKA twigs releases sophomore LP, ‘MAGDALENE,’ produced alongside Nicholas Jaar, Skrillex, Cashmere Cat, and more

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FKA twigs releases sophomore LP, ‘MAGDALENE,’ produced alongside Nicholas Jaar, Skrillex, Cashmere Cat, and moreFka Twigs Holy Terrain Future Single Stream 1

FKA twigs has released her highly anticipated sophomore album, Magdalene, which features a stacked lineup of producers like Skrillex, Nicholas Jaar, Cashmere Cat, Sounwave, Benny Blanco, Noah Goldstein, Jack Antonoff, Kenny Beats, and many other talented sound engineers.

The follow-up to her 2014 LP1 was announced during the summer, with the release of “holy terrain” featuring Future. She revealed the album was a three-year project made during a period of physical and emotional recovery, and it’s about every lover she’s ever had and will continue to have. It’s a fragile piece with a sense of defiance and strength at the same time, partially inspired by Mary Magdalene’s story.

Magdalene is a nine-track work alongside the previously released singles “Cellophane,” “home with you,” “holy terrain,” and “sad day.”

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FKA twigs delivers new Skrillex-produced Future collaboration, ‘Holy Terrain’

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FKA twigs delivers new Skrillex-produced Future collaboration, ‘Holy Terrain’Fka Twigs Holy Terrain Future Single Stream 1

Ahead of her upcoming LP Magdalene, FKA twigs has dropped off a surprise collaboration with Future titled “Holy Terrain,” with production credits from Skrillex and Bleachers’ Jack Antonoff. The track finds FKA twigs gliding over a minimal, moody hip-hop beat while Future accents twigs’ vocalizing with distant ad libs before delivering his own spacey, auto-tuned bridge verse.

“Holy Terrain” is another portfolio diversifying piece from Skrillex who has spent the summer on a scorching release streak, most recently a floor-primed dance cut with Ty Dolla $ign and Boys Noize. This latest offering is the OWSLA head’s most reserved cut of the summer, effortlessly matching FKA twigs’ chilling vocal performance.

Magdalene is set to be released on October 25. It will be twigs’ first long-player since 2014’s LP1. In addition to Skrillex, Future and Antonoff’s contribution to the record, Nicolas Jaar, Cashmere Cat, and other taste-makers are credited with appearances on the forthcoming album. See the video for “Holy Terrain” below.

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FKA twigs – “Holy Terrain” (Feat. Future) Video

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FKA twigs - MagdaleneFKA twigs returned this past spring with “Cellophane,” an astounding new song and video that suggested her new album would be worth the five-year wait since 2014 debut LP1. More recently, she revealed some important details about that album in an interview: It’s called Magdalene, it was co-produced by Nicolas Jaar, … More »

Nicolas Jaar assists on forthcoming FKA twigs album, ‘Magdalene’

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Nicolas Jaar assists on forthcoming FKA twigs album, ‘Magdalene’Nicolas Jaar Press Photojpg

Composer Nicolas Jaar has never shied away from exploratory realms of music with his prolific discography of experimental releases, club world surveillance, and movements under alias Against All Logic. When FKA twigs revealed in an interview with i-D that Jaar had lent a hand on her newest studio album Magdalene, the notion of the two forces of eccentricity made instant and utter sense.

Magdalene is FKA’s first full-length LP since 2014’s LP1. The self-produced album came to fruition during a period of solitude for FKA, reaching its completion across stints in London, New York, and Los Angeles. FKA notes in the interview that she began work on Magdalene three years ago, pre-dominantly alongside Jaar and a sundry of other contributors. Future also appears on the album on track, “Holy Terrain.”

“The record is about every lover that I’ve ever had, and every lover that I’m going to have”, FKA stated. “It’s really fragile. I made it at a time when I was in recovery – physically and emotionally – and I think that comes through.”

Magdalene will be released this fall on Young Turks.

H/T: Pitchfork

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