Twigs is back to what she knows best — melding R&B and pop to make instantly catchy melodies and cinematic instrumentation. Over the course of Caprisongs, FKA seems to put a bigger emphasis on the beats of her songs than her vocals — letting the production do more of the talking this time around.
The highlight of the album comes in the form of its lead single “Tears in the Club” featuring The Weeknd (Dec. 16). Twigs opens the track trying to get a former lover out of her psyche, but she struggles with this saying “I want you more.” The Weeknd comes in as the opposing force telling Twigs “to unload her emotions.”
For Caprisongs, Twig enlisted a strong group of complementary acts that pushes her latest narrative forward in every aspect. “Jealousy” featuring Rema is another stand-out track on the record, where Twigs reflects on her past relationships where issues arise after her partner is caught overthinking. Rema comes in as a good reflection of Twig’s verse, detailing that the other side of the relationship is not perfect either.
“Honda” proves to be one of the most rap-inspired songs on the album with a gracious assist from Pa Saliue. Twigs revs up on “Honda,” as she and Saliue complement each other effortlessly.
The multi-talented British singer also released the music video for “Ride the Dragon” with Caprisongs. The visual opens with a black-and-white shot of Twigs in the city, as production readies to roll Twigs on a set of public steps before being asked to leave. The video continues as it matches the lo-fi vibe of the song with Twigs and her group looking for somewhere else to wrap up the music video.
Surprisingly, Caprisongs almost never made it to DSPs according to Twigs in a recent Instagram post. The singer revealed that “in the first lockdown I called around my team hinting that maybe I had hit the end of the road making music and putting my insides on blast how I have done for the last few years, it felt nice playing with the idea of not creating for the world.”
However in the end, Twigs rekindled her love for music — claiming that Caprisongs helped her heal through those hard times.
Listen to FKA Twigs new effort Caprisongs below!