The wait for new FKA Twigs music is finally over. Magically honing a sweet spot that’s palatable to a mainstream audience, while still pushing boundaries visually and sonically, the 27-year-old artist outdid herself today, dropping a surprise four-track EP M3LL155X and epic accompanying short film.
Opening with “Figure 8,” the Twigs-directed video aims to conceptualize “the process of feeling pregnant with pain, birthing creativity and liberation.” She recruited Michele Lamy, wife and muse of designer Rick Owens, to act as an anglerfish that essentially births Twigs from her mouth for “I’m Your Doll,” a provocative scene where Twigs poses as a helpless blow-up doll. “In Time” channels an early 00’s girl group aesthetic, while “Glass & Patron” closes M3LL155X with a high-energy Vogue battle. Watch the mind-blowing 17-minute film, below.