Singer FKA twigs has dropped her new album titled, "M3LL155X" (pronounced “Melissa”) and the reviews are in. According to various critics, the surprise five-track EP has made twigs' position stronger as a musician.
According to various critics, Twigs, whose real name is Tahliah Debrett Barnett, will no longer be known simply as Robert Pattinson's fiancee after the release of “M3LL155X.” Her new work proves that she has established herself as an independent, passionate artist, who is capable of writing, singing and even directing her own work.
Along with her new EP, twigs also released a 16-minute video that included scenes from her new tracks. The video begins with a close up of an old woman's face and shows her wearing grills. It is followed by images of a plastic doll with a human face lying on a bed. There is also a scene where a pregnant looking twigs shows her dance moves with many male back-up dancers.
“As a creative package the EP is unimpeachable; a high-concept, intellectually curious project that's evocative, accessible and transgressive enough to satisfy the competing demands of a newly broadened fanbase and her existing audience of Tumblr-educated aesthetes,” writes Anupa Mistry from Pitchfork. She also calls twigs as “the feminist pop star” dwelling in the world of “Beyoncé, Rihanna, Nicki Minaj, Taylor Swift and other figures.”
However, music critic Adam Kavil from Consequence of Sound, has found twigs's music similar to R&B and feels that the British singer has succeeded in proving herself as an artist. “At a time when twigs’ reality is becoming more and more public thanks to a relationship with Robert Pattinson, though, the challenge of teasing audience expectations and controlling an artistic persona would seem far greater. With this EP, twigs pulls it off expertly, fracturing and blurring her musical self,” Kavil adds.
The name “M3LL155X,” her fourth album following the previous releases -- EP1, EP2, and LP1, refers to her own “personal female energy," according to the singer.
Source: YouTube.com/FKA twigs