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Two Weeks - video for FKA Twigs - Nabil Elderkin
Nabil Elderkin

14/08/14

Two Weeks - video for FKA Twigs - Nabil Elderkin

In the week when her long awaited debut LP1 is launched we draw your attention to the latest in a number of elegantly unsettling videos married to Twigs brittle, breathless songs. Her two EPs of exquisite angular arrangements over which she etches achingly beautiful vocal figures are completed with newer material including this genre-busting number which harks back to the reductive genius of Prince as much as it looks beyond its numbingly prosaic cousins from the current charts. The video, made by the relentlessly inventive Nabil Elderkin replaces the new-graphik weirdness of her previous clips with an homage to epic pan-cultural kitsch. At times it feels like an animated still from some of Ridley Scott's recent historical excesses but the real genius is in the games of scale and motion the director plays. As a setting for the regal Twigs it works brilliantly.