The electronic artist Austra covered the pop song “Mirrored Heart” by FKA twigs last week to celebrate the first birthday of her album HiRUDiN. The album was released after a seven-year stretch of no new material. Austra played a solo acoustic live stream concert at Toronto’s empty Roy Thompson Hall where she played piano and sang.
“Mirrored Heart” is a reflective hymn from FKA twigs’ 2019 album Magdalene. The twigs’ original was already a pretty spare song, and Austra makes it even sparer, turning its beat into minimal piano chords. She also has tremendous range and a beautiful voice, and her performance really shows what an amazing singer she is as her vocals can be heard echoing throughout the hall.
Tomorrow, for Bandcamp Friday, Austra will release a recording of that live stream show; it’ll only be available until Sunday. Today, she has shared the video of that FKA twigs cover, and it can be seen below.
Photo credit: Sharon Alagna