Great Job, Internet!: Spend 16 trippy, paint-splattered semi-NSFW minutes with FKA Twigs

British trip-hopper FKA Twigs (née Tahliah Debrett Barnett) has a new, 5-song EP catchily titled M3LL155X, which is garnering respectable if not rhapsodic reviews. The title, by the way, is pronounced “Melissa.” Duh. It’s the name of the Twigs’ alter ego. Or maybe not. It’s complicated. In any event, to promote the freshly-released EP, the singer-songwriter has released an elaborately trippy, 16-minute promotional video on her personal YouTube channel.

The short film contains visualizations of four of the EP’s five songs: “Figure 8,” “I’m Your Doll,” “In Time,” and “Glass & Patron.” Only “Mothercreep” failed to make the cut. The music is, at its core, mildly experimental and adventurous dance pop, delivered in rather distant and almost robotic manner. The lyrical content (“Wind me up, I’m a doll / Dress me up, I’m a doll”), meanwhile, hearkens back to Live Through This-era Courtney Love …

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