The singer and producer looks for the sun in a new mixtape that opens up her capabilities even more.
The news that FKA twigs was recording their next project with El Guincho himself (ROSALÍA, Bad Gyal…) came as a bombshell in the middle of the pandemic. And although this was the only thing we could know about what is now “CAPRISONGS”, the British singer’s new mixtape contains many more surprises.
And although in the list of collaborators we can see the biggest names in the alternative experimental music market such as Koreless (who had previously worked with her on “Magdalene”), Sega Bodega or Arca, the Spanish along with twigs herself have known lead the entire projectcreate an antithesis of what might have been predictable for her.
“CAPRISONGS” is the artist’s response to the situation the world has suffered in recent months, but also a “trip back to herself through her amazing friends and collaborators.” The author of “Holy Terrain” was already tired of removing pain and insecurities and has given her sound a 180º turn. It is therefore not surprising that this mixtape, in contrast to the experimentality and darkness of her previous works, is full of warm sounds, danceable rhythms and fun vocals.
The great versatility of the British artist continues to flourish in this album that expands the palette of sounds to which she has accustomed us but maintains that production quality and her overflowing personality. He has also made decisions that have caught us unexpectedly, such as the signing of The Weeknd in his single “Tears In The Club”, a sad banger in which the American superstar has had to defend himself with a track that aspires to be commercial from the start. vanguard of their electronic beats .
Tropical rhythms take center stage throughout this project, highlighting the collaboration with rapper Shygirl “papi bones”, an infectious sunny cut of reggae rhythms in which both artists interact in a give and take that exploits the chemistry between them. Other songs like “jelousy” with rapper Rema, “lightbeamers” or “honda” with Pa Salieu explore all the possibilities of Afrobeat attracted to FKA twigs’ terrain.
The influences of R&B and the urban rhythms that the singer-producer has always had are reduced in a different way here, including an avalanche of synthesizers as occurs in the near hyperpop “pumplemousse”, the collaboration with Jorja Smith “darjeeling” that interpolates the famous “You’re Not Alone” or the fun “oh my love”, which places the British artist in a position between hip hop and artists like Kelela.
Although the production takes center stage throughout the length and is one of its fundamental pillars, it takes on a special role in the tracks that bring twigs closer to its experimental roots, such as the opener “ride the dragon” and the oneiric “meta angel”. Without a doubt, this “CAPRISONGS” has been a good step forward for FKA twigs in which, despite her career, we have been able to see a renewed artist, more versatile than ever, and all this has been thanks to having wanted to have fun making music above all else. of everything.