A Live Performance For BBC Radio 1 Unleashes The Power Of FKA Twigs

You’ve never heard “Summertime” sung like this before. At this stunning live performance in Maida Vale, FKA Twigs opens with the classic song performed in a whole new light.

And it’s just the beginning of a very special performance. FKA Twigs pours her heart and soul into this unique undertaking for Annie Mac and BBC Radio 1 at the legendary Maida Vale Studios in London. Even with the incredible costuming, swelling string instruments, and dramatic lighting, FKA Twigs still manages to astonish with her voice. No matter how many distractions, no matter how much pageantry, she is first and foremost a vocalist of the highest order.

After making a name for herself as an incredible singer, dancer, and songwriter, fans have been hungrily awaiting her second album. The new album, entitled “Magdalene”, is named after the biblical character of Mary Magdalene and inspired by how she was portrayed.

“An incredible woman who was always in the shadow of a man,” she told The Guardian. “I can relate.”

That mythical power comes through in this performance. You can see the whole thing here:

She has a cult following of die-hard fans, but nobody can deny her grace and talent — this is a powerhouse too big to ignore.