FKA Twigs Shares Video For New Single ‘Killer’
FKA Twigs has shared a video for her latest single, Killer – watch the “raw and intimate” clip below.
The video, directed by Yoann Lemoine and choreographed by Juliano Nuñes, was shot on Praia de Almagreira beach in Portugal, and also features actor Arón Piper.
“Twigs approached me with a beautiful treatment for KILLER that she had written about her personal story,” Lemoine explained. “It felt empowering and vulnerable at the same time. I said yes instantly when she asked me to direct it. It was the perfect opportunity to portray her in a way that we have not seen before, raw and intimate.
“The video is about the poison and the fuel that personal trauma is in art. How our experience forces us to create and how sometimes it is only inhibition and violence.”
Speaking upon the release of ‘Killer’ last month, twigs said: “It’s dangerous to be a woman in love. When at its worst, the effects of heartbreak can define one’s trajectory much more than the beauty of the love itself, in my song ‘Killer’, I explore this concept.
“The navigation, the hunt and the kill. The death of promises, dreams and the future that was once promised. But like the wildest plucked roses, I find myself more beautiful delicately wilted, in shadow, forced solace, darkened at the edges and achingly thirsting to be tended to again.”
Killer is the latest single from FKA twigs, following the release of her mixtape Caprisongs back in January. She debuted the song last month during a performance for NPR’s Tiny Desk (Home) Concert. FKA twigs has recently released a handful of music videos for tracks from Caprisongs, including Papi Bones, Honda, and Oh My Love.
Talking to the Evening Standard last week Twigs said of Killer, “I will dance till my feet bleed and I will tend to my wounds with care after. With all my greatest achievements there has come a great sacrifice. I am okay with this now.”