When a friend of mine told me to check out FKA twigs, I was automatically drawn to her captivating look and soon after her sound would follow. After weeks of playing her songs on repeat and constantly trying to find new information on her, she goes on tour. To my surprise, Toronto was on her tour line up.
Photography by: @_anilh_
On Monday, April 14th, twigs performed at the city’s Wrong Bar to a sold out crowd. You could not help but admire her petite figure which was dressed in a two piece camouflage suit with a peek-a-boo lace crop top underneath. Once she took the mic stand, fans began screaming and whistling in anticipation. She began with a greeting which touched on it being her first time in Toronto and how much she appreciates and loves the support she has been shown thus far.
She then knocked out several songs from her EP titled EP2. When her live band proceeded to play their first notes, the crowd went nuts and began singing long before the first verse came in. In the meantime, she would proceed to do some of her signature moves that are often seen in her videos while what sounds like a jack-in-the-box being cranked played. Twigs strutted her stuff on stage and proved exactly why so many people came out to see her Monday night. She is unique in her nature and a highly impressive performer.
Although there is very little information online about her, it is obvious that she is a trained dancer who utilizes those skills on stage. The FKA in front of her name stands for (formerly known as), due to another artist holding the same name. She is not new to the dance scene as she made cameos in Jessie J’s video Price Tag ft. B.O.B and ‘Do It Like A Dude’ as a backup dancer. Since the release of her latest EP, it seems the whole world has their eyes glued to her but I mean who wouldn’t? Towards the end of the night when she announced it was her last song, I then realized that her set was rather short but absolutely satisfying.
Check out one of my favourite visuals by FKA twigs titled Papi Pacify below.