Recensione: FKA TWIGS – Magdalene

Recensione: FKA TWIGS – Magdalene

E’ senza dubbio uno dei dischi più attesi di questo 2019. Atteso perché Tahliah Debrett Barnett (ovvero FKA twigs) oltre ad essere una grande cantante è un visionaria, una performer, una ballerina, una innovatrice, una testa pensante e una artista nel senso completo delle arti.

“Magdalena” è  la sua perla. Intima, introspettiva, riservata, liturgica. Un disco che ha una profondità artistica alla quale non si può rimanere indifferenti.

Lei è una Maria Maddalena del nuovo millennio. Piena di contraddizioni, di paure, di fragilità e vulnerabilità ma anche di forza, determinazione e di speranza nel futuro. Una donna traboccante di pathos, emozioni e di espressioni.

Le sue sono installazioni, performance e non solo canzoni. Alterna stati d’animo sacrali, spregiudicati, quasi eterei a canzoni pop semplici, dove amore, sesso e sentimenti fanno da padrone.  Si sposta con estrema semplicità in questa duplicità espressiva. 
Difficile definire un genere: pop elettronico, avant pop, solo pop, musica innovativa. Difficile associarla e paragonarla a qualcosa di già ascoltato: a volte a Björk, a volte ad Adele a volte Kate Bush.  

A chiudere il cerchio del capolavoro c’è anche la cover del disco che mostra un’immagine distorta di Fka. Un approccio stilistico ed ispirativo alle Maria Maddalena. La copertina dell’album ricorda l’album di debutto “LP1”, ma twigs che guarda dall’altra parte, e una treccia a coda di cavallo a forma di serpente, forse riferendosi alla Bibbia. L’opera d’arte è stata creata da Matthew Stone, famoso per le sue distorsioni artistiche e da sempre amico dell’artista inglese. 

“Formerly Known As” twigs è un capolavoro lei stessa. 
Ecco il futuro… 

Voto:  8,25

Tre brani da ascoltare subito:  thousand eyes – holy terrain [ft. Future] –  cellophane

Quotes: 

If I walk out the door, it starts our last goodbye
If you don’t pull me back, it wakes a thousand eyes
If I walk out the door, it starts our last goodbye
If you don’t pull me back, it wakes a thousand eyes
If I walk out the door, it starts our last goodbye
If you don’t pull me back, it wakes a thousand eyes
If I walk out the door
If I walk out the door
A thousand eyes
If I walk out the door
A thousand eyes
If I walk out the door
A thousand eyes

Out the door, it starts
Out the door, it starts
Out the door, it starts
Out the door, it starts
Out the door, it starts
Out the door, it starts
Out the door, it starts
Out the door, it starts

It’s gonna be cold with all those
It’s gonna be cold with all those eyes
It’s gonna cold with all those
It’s gonna be cold with all those eyes
I’m so cold with all those
I’m so cold with all those eyes
I’m gonna be cold with all those
I’m so cold with all those eyes
It’s gonna be cold with all those eyes

If I walk out the door, it starts our last goodbye
If you don’t pull me back, it wakes a thousand eyes

(thousand eyes)

Yeah, Pluto
Lemme do my dance in this bitch, gon’ get case closed
Made a hunnid bands off the brick
Made a hunnid bands off the brick, pure yayo
Sent my girl to church with some drug money
Told her pay my tithes, think the devil coming

Day one, take me to my favourite show
Day two, hold my hand and pull me close
Next to me, kiss my cheek, ’cause it’s early days
Day three, take me to a deep river
Steal a kiss when I’m lost in the mist

Will you still be there for me, once I’m yours to obtain?
Once my fruits are for taking and you flow through my veins?
Do you still think I’m beautiful, when my tears fall like rain?
My love is so bountiful for a man who is true to me

For a man who can follow his heart
Not get bound by his boys and his chains
For a man who can follow his heart
And stand up in my holy terrain (I try, I try, I try, I try for you)

I’m blue when the Moon hits my skin right
Hot pink when you open up my sweet thighs
Pull you in, and your life can begin, ’cause it’s early days

But will you still be there for me, now I’m yours to obtain?
Now my fruits are for taking and your fingers are stained
Do you still think I’m beautiful, when you light me in flames?
My love is so bountiful

For a man who can follow his heart (I cry, I cry)
Not get bound by his boys and his chains (I try, I try, I try for you)
For a man who can follow his heart (I cry, I cry, I cry, I cry)
And stand up in my holy terrain (I try, I try, I try, I try for you)

Throw loads of gold on you just to fall asleep, yeah
I hope you never take my love, yeah, in vain, yeah
Through the thunder, through the window, I see rain (I see rain)
Water the garden, play with snakes in Balmain (Oh yeah)
Makin’ you fall apart, watch me drown in my pain (My pain)
I feed you poison, forever my lady (Oh baby)
Throw loads of gold on you just to fall asleep, babe (Fall asleep)
Pray for my sins, make me stronger where I’m weak, yeah (Pray for)
We die, we die together, the prophecy complete, yeah (Prophecy)
We gettin’ high, we touch the sky until we deceased, yeah (Deceased)
And if you pray for me, I know you play for keeps, yeah (Play for keeps)
Calling my name, calling my name (Calling my name)
Taking the feeling of Promethazine away (Take it)

For a man who can follow his heart (I cry, I cry, I cry, I cry)
Not get bound by his boys and his chains (I try, I try, I try for you)
For a man who can follow his heart (I cry, I cry, I cry, I cry)
And stand up in my holy terrain (I try, I try, I try, I try for you)

I cry, I cry, I cry, I cry

( holy terrain )

A woman’s work
A woman’s prerogative
A woman’s time to embrace
She must put herself first
A woman’s touch, a sacred geometry
I know where you start, where you end
How to please, how to curse

Yes, I heard you needed me
Yes, I’m here to open you
Yes, I know that your heart is blue
(So cold)

I’m fever for the fire
True as Mary Magdalene
Creature of desire
Come just a little bit closer to me
Step just a little bit closer to me
I can lift you higher
I do it like Mary Magdalene
I’m what you desire
Come just a little bit closer till we collide

A woman’s hands
So dark and provocative
A nurturing breath that could stroke you
Divine confidence
A woman’s war
Unoccupied history
True nature won’t search to destroy
If it doesn’t make sense

Yes, I heard you needed me
Yes, I’m here to open you
Yes, I know that your heart is blue
(So cold)

I’m fever for the fire
True as Mary Magdalene
Creature of desire
Come just a little bit closer to me
Step just a little bit closer to me
I can lift you higher
I do it like Mary Magdalene
I’m what you desire
Come just a little bit closer till we collide

Oh, you didn’t hear me now
Oh, you didn’t hear me when I told you
Oh, you didn’t hear me now

Mary Magdalene
Creature of desire
Come just a little bit
Come just a little bit
Mary Magdalene
Creature of desire
Come just a little bit closer till we collide

Oh, you didn’t hear me now
Oh, you didn’t hear me when I told you
Oh, you didn’t hear me now

(mary magdalene)

Silent are my heart strings
Icy is my body heat, yeah
Lonely is my hoping
Empty is my sweet thing
Aching is my laughter
Busy is my pastime
Telling is my silence
Blurring my horizon
Tired of my resistance
Smothered is my distance, yeah
Careful are my footsteps
Possessive is my daybed

Vacant are my nightmares
Rest becomes my nowhere, yeah
Twenty is my vision
Only when I listen
Lower is my ceiling
Pressing are my feelings
Active are my fingers
Faux my cunnilingus
Dirty are my dishes
Many are my wishes
Fearless are my cacti
Friendly are the fruit flies
Jaded is my father
Childlike is my answer

Careful are my footsteps
Possessive is my daybed
Jaded is my father
Childlike is my answer
Careful are my footsteps
Possessive is my daybed
Baby are my footsteps
Possessive is my daybed
Baby are my footsteps
Possessive is my daybed

(daybed)

Track list:

1. thousand eyes
2. home with you
3. sad day
4. holy terrain [ft. Future]
5. mary magdalene
6. fallen alien
7. mirrored heart
8. daybed
9. cellophane

Discografia:

2014 – LP1
2019 – Magdalene

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