At last, official word on a new FKA twigs album has been gifted to the planet.
Early Monday, FKA twigs (who makes her feature film debut this fall in Shia LaBeouf's Honey Boy) announced the release date and additional intel on her new album MAGDALENE, which arrives five years after the Young Turks-released LP1.
Recording sessions for what is being billed as the multifaceted artist's "most masterful, innovative work to date" went down in London, New York, and Los Angeles and include contributions from Nicolas Jaar and others.
You can check out the video for the Future-assisted album cut "holy terrain" up top.
The track, per Monday's news, boasts co-production from FKA Twigs (who boasts production credits on every song on the new album), as well as Jack Antonoff (Bleachers) and Skrillex. As we learned from twigs earlier this month, the collab thankfully sees Future in full "emo" mode.
Previously, MAGDALENE was introduced to the world by way of the single "cellophane."
"I never thought heartbreak could be so all-encompassing," FKA twigs said via press release of beginning this fresh creative era. "I never thought my body could stop working to the point that I couldn’t express myself physically in the ways that I have always loved and found so much solace. I have always practiced my way into being the best I could be, but I couldn’t do that this time. I was left with no option but to tear every process down."
The overall process of bringing MAGDALENE to life, however, ultimately guided her toward a revelation. According to twigs, these songs allowed her "for the first time and in the most real way" to find compassion during a tumultuous period.
"I stopped judging myself and at that moment found hope in MAGDALENE," she said. "To her I am forever grateful."
See the full tracklist for MAGDALENE, which arrives Oct. 25, below. The cover art—seen above—was crafted by frequent FKA twigs collaborator Matthew Stone.
- "thousand eyes"
- "home with you"
- "sad day"
- "holy terrain" f/ Future
- "mary magdalene"
- "fallen alien"
- "mirrored heart"
The album was further detailed in last week's afore-excerpted i-D cover story interview, with the consistent innovator breaking down the text exchange that ultimately resulted in "emo" Future landing on the new nine-tracker.
"It's a really empowering, sensitive record, with a lot of feminine energy, and this song is probably the most fun track on it, but I still need lyrical content," she recalled of how she introduced an early version of the track to the recent Hollywood's Bleeding guest star.
Naturally, Future came through with some top-tier complementary verse additions.
"I love sad Future," she added. Same.
Starting in November, the MAGDALENE experience will be taken on the road. See dates below and plan accordingly.
- Nov. 3 Vogue Theatre Vancouver BC
- Nov. 4 Moore Theatre Seattle WA
- Nov. 6 Fox theater Oakland CA
- Nov. 9 Camp Flog Gnaw Los Angeles CA
- Nov. 12 The Mission Ballroom Denver CO
- Nov. 14 Palace Theatre Saint Paul MN
- Nov. 15 Rivera Theatre Chicago IL
- Nov. 17 Rebel Toronto ON
- Nov. 19 House of Blues Boston MA
- Nov. 20 Kings Theatre Brooklyn NY