Enigmatic 28-year-old British singer/songwriter/dancer/producer FKA twigs, lands the cover of ELLE Magazine’s August Issue.
In her interview, the singer who according to ELLE Editor-in-Chief Robbie Myers is “on the verge of being one of the most influential of her generation,” talks about being in the public eye, not using the term “fan” and more.
Read excerpts below:
Why she puts her work into the world without warning and won’t discuss any project until it’s completely finished:
“People talk too much,” she says, shrugging. “Everyone’s always chatting and not delivering. I’m the opposite. I like to just deliver.”
Why she refuses to use the word “fan”:
To her, it feels “derogative,” so she opts instead to call them “people who like my music” or “people interested in me as an artist.” “They don’t influence what I make,” she says, “but they have a role in us all coming together and creating something genuine.”
On being in the public eye:
“Being in the public eye is so weird,” she says. “People want to shame you. It’s not a celebration of a talent.” She speaks wistfully about an era before social media, when Josephine Baker could dance on tables all night, then “go out for vegetables in her T-shirt” the next day and not have it all documented.
Check out more photos from her spread below!
Photography: Paola Kudacki for ELLE
Styling: David Vandewal
Written by Olufunke Edidi
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