fka twigs reveals 35 minute video project soundtrack 7

Created during her 2015 residency at Manchester International Festival, the film presents stunning choreography for seven Twigs tracks, interspersed with lines of poetry.

by Charlotte Gush
13 December 2016, 9:32pm

FKA Twigs has announced the global release of Soundtrack 7, a 35 minute long video project created during her 2015 Manchester International Festival residency, which invited fans to watch live as one video was created each day for seven days. Tracks include Good to Love, which premiered at four live performances during the festival, How's That and Ultraviolet from EP2, Closer and Numbers from LP1, and Mothercreep from M3LL155X, and What I Wanna ft. Lucky Eck$, which was released in August 2016.

Soundtrack 7 opens with Twigs reciting the despairing, conflicted Thomas Wyatt poem I Find No Peace, which is repeated in two line sections between each of the seven choreography pieces. Performed by a diverse cast of dancers, including Twigs herself, the seven sections present themes that the artist has previously dealt with in both her lyrics and music videos, including strength and sensuality, control and the threat of violence, the body and conceptions of masculinity and femininity.

FKA Twigs directed the film and created the concept for the project, with choreography by Aaron Sillis, and stage and lighting design by Tobias Rylander. The film was revealed to a global audience for the first time as part of a new website FKA Twigs created -- with her long-time collaborator, the artist Matthew Stone -- to present an archive of her work. Soundtrack 7 had previously been released to a UK audience via BBC iPlayer.

Read: Watch FKA Twigs' Baltimore Dance Project documentary.


Text Charlotte Gush