That mystical creature known as Fka twigs has reached a transcendent moment in her career achieved by very few pop stars, where anything she releases is treated as a mini event across the halls of the internet. Whenever she blesses us with a new video, it’s a chance for us to gather round and watch an artist operating at the top of her game. Today is one of those days.
The 26-year-old Brit has released the video “Pendulum,” one of the standout tracks off her breakthrough album, LP1. It’s pure FKA twigs: a surreal—sometimes nightmarish—journey through the singer’s often tortured psyche. Here, twigs, born Tahliah Barnett, is a prisoner of her own hair, tied up and writhing, struggling to break free. Or is she? See for yourself below.