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FKA Twigs Teases Upcoming Techno-Influenced Album: ‘It’s Deep But Not Sad’

The musician previously scrapped an entire project’s worth of material after it leaked online

FKA Twigs experienced a significant change in scenery when she relocated to Prague, where she encountered the key influence for her upcoming album: techno. In a series of posts on Discord, the musician teased the project, which will mark her first since 2022’s Caprisongs. “I moved to Prague a couple summers ago, fell in love with techno,” she wrote. “The album isn’t techno but the spirit is there fr [for real].”

Explaining the record’s tone, Twigs shared: “It’s deep but not sad … I’m not sad anymore.” The announcement of new music, even if it’s just a teaser, is a positive development for the musician. In October, she revealed that dozens of her demos had been leaked by a hacker, leaving her to start over from scratch. “I got hacked, somebody leaked 85 of my demos,” she wrote on Instagram Stories. “Well done, no new music for a while now.”

During her Discord pop-up, Twigs shared that she worked closely with the British electronic musician Koreless on the upcoming record. She teased one of their collaborations at a Paris Fashion Week show last year. The musician added that while she hasn’t listened to a ton of music while creating her own, she’s recently been into the duo Two Shell.

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With new music on the way, Twigs is continuing to wrangle back control of her narrative. Last week, she shared a moving response to the U.K. Advertising Standards Authority banning her Calvin Klein campaign from nearly a year ago. “I do not see the ‘stereotypical sexual object’ that they have labelled me. i see a beautiful strong woman of colour whose incredible body has overcome more pain than you can imagine,” Twigs wrote on Instagram, sharing an image of the ad in which she is partially nude.

“In light of reviewing other campaigns past and current of this nature, i can’t help but feel there are some double standards here. so to be clear… i am proud of my physicality and hold the art i create with my vessel to the standards of women like josephine baker, eartha kitt and grace jones who broke down barriers of what it looks like to be empowered and harness a unique embodied sensuality.”

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