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FKA twigs is back with sleeper hit ‘Good To Love’

FKA twigs is back again with a rather mellow R&B song, by her standards. “Good To Love” is pretty tame when you compare it the material on last year’s steamy Melissa EP, but it’s still distinctly twigs. Her vocals can range from a growl to a delicate vibrato, and her pretty vocals on “Good To Love” betray a deeper sadness when she says, “make my body come alive/I’ve got right to hurt inside.”

 

The video for “Good To Love” is completely disorienting; shooting it in black and white doesn’t help right your brain. Footage balances out between white sheets and tight shots of FKA twigs and her interpretive dance moves.

Twigs offers this description: “This whole video is a visual representation of me trying to wake up in the morning.” Knowing what we know about twigs, this is probably accurate.

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There’s no word on whether “Good To Love” is part of an upcoming EP, but it’s good to see her putting out new music again.

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The angelic hush of GABI’s debut “Sympathy” is streaming in full

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One way to describe GABI’s voice is that she sounds like Enya, but with a purity and gracefulness that’s ratcheted up 50 times in its intensity and rawness, from the first notes on “Koo Koo,” to the manic vocal hiccups running alongside her steady, angelic voice on “Falling.”

“Sympathy” was born out of GABI‘s classical training and her solo work with a dual-track loop pedal. The album is sonically vibrant and free, not bound to¬†conventional standards.

Listen for yourself: GABI’s debut, “Sympathy,” is streaming in full on Soundcloud.

GABI has a live show at Rough Trade NYC on Monday, and a record-release show at Le Poisson Rouge in NYC. “Sympathy” is out Tuesday on Software Recording Co.

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