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Is there anything FKA twigs can’t do?

The singer slash songwriter slash producer slash dancer appears on the cover of PAPER magazine and she’s looking flawless, per usual. Posing in a pair of Vivienne Westwood shoes, FKA twigs flaunts her toned physique in nothing but an American Apparel bodysuit. We’re sure AA is enjoying the exposure.

Anyway, inside the “Nowstalgia” issue, twigs (real name Tahliah Debrett Barnett) opens up about her future as an artist and one specific difference between herself and Taylor Swift.

Check out the highlights below.

On her energy as a performer: “I throb. Do you know what I mean? I have that throbbing energy, and I accept it, and I harness it when I need to. It’s not even a conscious thing.”

On wanting a “traditional” future: “I’m quite traditional. You know that saying, ‘You can take the girl out of the country but you can’t take the country out of the girl’? I grew up in Gloucestershire, and there’s a certain format that people fit into. I’m actually quite happy with the format. I’m quite happy to say, ‘Go to school, work hard on your GCSEs, do your A-Levels, get married, have children. Send your kids to a nice school. Make sure you’re in the right catchment area.’”

On being brave as an artist: “To write things that are like, ‘Fuck, that was made, now it’s out,’ you have to be so brave, because ultimately you’re going to get people throwing rocks at your babies — throwing rocks at your songs, your feelings.”

On how Taylor Swift hooks fans with a desire to be her friend: “I think Taylor Swift is great, but I wouldn’t necessarily think, ‘Oh my god, I have to be friends with her.’ When I meet fans, they’re quite creative and intelligent, kind, sensitive. Some are old ladies, witch doctors from Louisiana, kids that have just left art school. Gay or lesbian couples, straight middle-aged couples…”

For the full story, click here.

SOURCE: PAPER | PHOTO CREDIT: Paola Kudacki, Instagram


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