FKA Twigs self-directed a music video for her song “Glass & Patron”. The visual was produced for the Youtube Music Awards. In her video for “Glass & Patron”, the beautiful Twigs takes the viewer on a journey into the woods and more so her mind.
The wicked visual for “Glass & Patron” begins in a mystic forest area, and a white van in the middle of the scenery is highlighted. This van is where FKA Twigs makes her first appearance, and she appears pregnant rubbing her belly. As the densely distorted intro to the song plays out she gives birth to an endless multi-colored cloth. Her vocals sound enchanting and mysterious as dancers appear entangled in the cloth. The hypnotizing beat drops, while in the visual the sky surrounding the forest gets darker.
Acontortionistic dancer arrives on the end of a runway, and proceeds to oddly progress his body toward the
the head of the stage, where FKA Twigs is seen posing. Multiple dancers take the runway vogueing to the pulsating bass, and the video ends with FKA Twigs taking the stage herself and delivering a flawless dance routine to close things out.
The video has certain imagery that catches the viewers eye. For instance there is an abundance of odd mannerisms done by the dancers, also a common thread throughout the video is a stutter shot of the camera. Besides the cool affect is has on the aesthetic of the video, it adds to the overall meaning of the song “Glass & Patron” and the visual. Twigs and her crew dancing in the darkness of the woods seems to symbolize the difficulty in finding love within the tangled web of emotions that one can feel. The unusual outfits, makeup, or setup of the video in general are symbols of finding beauty in darkness, or the unordinary. The video is an experience much like the first time of going through any situation where the outcome has the prospect of uncertainty. FKA Twigs has made a name for herself by being different and sticking out in a genre that is becoming increasingly bland. Her refreshing take on music and the visuals that accompany them is what has helped her celebrity status increase exponentially. This year she is planning on continuing her rise as a star. Twigs is slated to be on A$AP Rocky’s upcoming album, and she is working on her an EP of her own that is due out later this year.
Hopefully in the future Twigs keeps up with the output of extraordinary creativity. She aims to leave an impact on her fans with everything she does. Her visuals often have multiple meanings, and her songs are very diverse in subject matter, and emotional feel. Get used to seeing her face, because will not be going anywhere anytime soon. Watch the mesmerizing video for “Glass & Patron” above.