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FKA Twigs - Magdalene LP


Magdalene is the long awaited new album from English singer/songwriter FKA Twigsfollowing her revered 2014 debut album LP1. Created in a period where her confidence was knocked following heartbreak and laparoscopic surgery, Magdalene is the sound of FKA Twigs reconfiguring, emotionally and physically.

"I never thought heartbreak could be so all-encompassing," she explains. "I never thought that my body could stop working to the point that I couldn't express myself physically in the ways that I have always loved and found so much solace," she explains. "I have always practiced my way into being the best I could be, but I couldn't do that this time, I was left with no option but to tear every process down. But the process of making this album has allowed me for the first time, and in the most real way, to find compassion when I have been at my most ungraceful, confused and fractured. I stopped judging myself and at that moment found hope in 'Magdalene'. To her I am forever grateful."

As she sings on "Mary Magdalene," - 'A woman's time / A woman's work / A woman's time to embrace / She must put herself first.'