In 2014, the song “Julio” by FKA Twigs skyrocketed to number one on the Billboard Top 100, making it the highest-charting single from an artist in the history of the chart. Since then, the London-based singer-songwriter has seen her stock rise even further, becoming one of the most in-demand artists globally. With a string of acclaimed singles and EPs to her name – including the acclaimed Malibu – it’s safe to say that FKA Twigs is more than deserving of her recent success.
But what is it that makes this artist so special? Aside from her incredible vocal talent and songwriting skills, one of the main reasons for FKA Twigs’ meteoric rise to fame is her incredible live shows. Audiences around the world have been witness to FKA Twigs’ electrifying performances, marked by her signature extravagant costumes, elaborate stage choreography, and powerful, commanding voice.
For those who haven’t had the pleasure of seeing FKA Twigs live, here’s your chance to witness this brilliant talent in all her glory. The London-based singer is set to bring her unique brand of electropop music to the Brighton Festival on August 12th, with sets spanning across four venues – the largest of which is undoubtedly the Brighton Dome. With tickets for this incredible show going on sale Thursday 29th April at 10am, here’s what you need to know.
The Shows Are Stunning
With support acts including Stormzy, Kele, and James Blake, you can be sure that FKA Twigs’ Brighton shows will be packed with talent. And it’s not only the support acts that draw big crowds – headlining sets from the London-based singer herself are also guaranteed to sell out.
With such an incredible line-up of supporting acts, you might be tempted to see what sets FKA Twigs’ concerts apart from your average gig. However, it’s the brilliant production value that truly sets these shows apart. From the awe-inspiring set design to the immersive, 360-degree videos projected on huge screens behind the stage, everything about FKA Twigs’ live shows is designed to immerse every single fan in her dazzling world.
The Venue Is Incredible
Located in the city’s iconic Old Town, the dome is one of the most stunning venues in Europe. Its gilded facade and intricate tile work are a sight to behold, as is the sound quality which reverberates throughout the entire venue. Whether you’re in the front row or in the last seat of the dome, you’re in for a treat.
While the sound quality is incredible, it’s the view from the top of the dome that is truly unique. The entire venue is bathed in golden light, with spectacular views of the city – perfect for photos! If you visit London, make sure you don’t miss out on this incredible sight!
The Production Is Fantastic
Aside from the incredible sound and venue, it’s the sheer magnitude of FKA Twigs’ live shows that truly sets them apart from your average gig. Aside from the support acts, the London-based artist also employs a variety of performers, including dancers, musicians, and, on some occasions, even magicians!
The elaborate production alone makes the price of admission a bargain – plus, there’s a release of new music before the show too! If you can’t get enough of FKA Twigs, then consider this your lucky charm. With sets spanning over four hours, there’s bound to be something to suit every fan.
FKA Twigs Is One Of The Most Popular Artists On TikTok
If you’re not following FKA Twigs on TikTok yet, then you’re seriously missing out. The London-based singer is one of the most popular artists on the app, and for good reason too. Aside from her incredible talent, her videos are also filled with comedy, and her quirky persona and unique point of view on the world around her make her extremely quotable. If you’re a fan of stand-up comedy or just want to know what all the chatter is about, then you need to check out FKA Twigs on TikTok.
However, even if you’re not a fan of stand-up comedy, you should check out FKA Twigs on TikTok. Not only is she consistently one of the top-ranked artists on the app, but she also consistently ranks among the top searches, and her popularity is only growing.
On that note, here are some of FKA Twigs’ best quotes.
On Her Influences
“I am deeply influenced by my heroes. Growing up, I was always in awe of people like Aretha Franklin and Billie Holiday. They were such incredible voices, and I try to bring that warmth and power to my music. Frank Sinatra was also a huge inspiration. He had such a rich voice, and the way he would wail on that guitar – it was mesmerizing. I love the rawness of his voice, the pure emotion behind it. He was a real master of his craft. I also adore the movie Titanic, and James Cameron’s special musical number with Billie Holiday in the film is one of my all-time favorite scenes. It really inspired me to be more expressive and open with my vocals.”
On The Evolution Of Her Music
“I’ve always been a big fan of classic songs. When I started out, my dream was to one day cover Lady Gaga, and I still feel like I’m somewhere close to achieving that. My music has evolved over the years though. While I still adore singing classic songs, I also love to experiment with electronic sounds and melodies. That’s what makes my music so special, I think. Even if you’ve never heard of me, you’d most likely know my songs. They speak for themselves.”
With a truly incredible catalog of music to choose from, FKA Twigs is more than just a vocalist. If you thought that Kendrick Lamar and Childish Gambino were the only two hip-hop artists you needed to listen to, think again. The London-based artist also has an incredible passion for classic songs, so make sure you check out her live shows to hear her belt out some seriously powerful vocals.