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FKA Twigs shares details of her new album Magdalene

02 September 2019, 16:36 | Written by Cerys Kenneally

In a rare interview, FKA Twigs has shared details of her first album in five years, Magdalene.

In April, FKA Twigs returned with heartbreaking single "Cellophane", her first single in three years, after "Good To Love".

Today (2 September), in a new, and rare interview with i-D, FKA Twigs has revealed that her highly-anticipated second album will be titled Magdalene.

Magdalene, which she started working on three years ago, is co-produced by Nicolas Jaar, and was recorded between London, New York, and LA.

She says the new album is about "every lover that I’ve ever had, and every lover that I’m going to have."

On the inspiration behind the new LP, she says, "No matter what you’re doing or how great your work is, sometimes it’s as though you have to be attached to a man to be validated. I’d felt like that at times. And then I started to read about Mary Magdalene and how amazing she was; how she was likely to have been Jesus’s best friend, his confidante. She was a herbalist and a healer, but, you know, her story is written out of the bible and she was 'a prostitute'. I found a lot of power in the story of Mary Magdalene; a lot of dignity, a lot of grace, a lot of inspiration."

Alongside sharing the title, FKA Twigs also revealed that Future will feature on new track "Holy Terrain", "He’s such a sweetheart. I sent him the album and I called him up and was like, "Listen, Future… this is what my album’s about. 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." And he said, "Okay, I’ve got it". And his verse is beautiful. He’s just talking about his downfalls as a man; how he’s sorry and asking for healing. I love sad Future. I love when he gets emo, when he expresses himself. It’s just so beautiful when he opens up."

FKA Twigs' new album Magdalene will arrive this autumn.
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