It’s fair to say that, since 2015, we’ve been obsessed with Game of Thrones. Maybe it’s the huge success of the books, maybe it’s the explosive popularity of the show (and the fact that it has been going on for so long), but something about that world of Thrones just draws us in and keeps us intrigued. It might even be the way the characters have grown over the years, or the fact that there are so many twists and turns in each episode that keep us guessing what will happen next. While we are incredibly grateful to HBO for bringing us such cinematic and gripping storytelling, saying that reading the books would be a bad idea would be a huge understatement. We’re hooked on the story and can’t wait for more installments.
HBO recently released the first six volumes of the Song of Ice and Fire series, which means that more than half of the total game will be on our televisions within the next few months. It also means that there will be a lot more Robert Pattinson around. If you watch closely, you may notice that the actor frequently posts photos on social media posing with various props and costumes from the series. For those seeking a bit of intrigue, look no further – we have the ultimate collection of Robert Pattinson facts and tidbits for you to discover!
Wedding Ring: A Gold, Triple-Stranded Ring
It was back in 2011 that we first heard rumblings that Robert Pattinson was engaged to be married to FKA twigs. At the time, the couple wasn’t publicly engaged, but following a stunning performance at the BRIT Awards in 2012, it wouldn’t be a stretch to assume that the two were dating and plotting their wedding day. The following year, they tied the knot in a romantic ceremony officiated by the Rev. Dr. Jordan Petter in an English Country church.
As it turns out, the gold, triple-stranded ring was one of many luxury gifts bestowed upon FKA twigs by the actor. The Grammy-nominated songwriter and artist also received a bespoke Hermès Birkin bag, a diamond-studded Louis Vuitton handbag, a Richard Simmons gift bag, and a Cartier Tank watch. It was a truly extravagant display of love and devotion.
FKA Twigs’ Influences
If you’ve been following FKA twigs’ career closely, you’ll know that she’s been playing with different sounds and genres for most of her life. However, she only officially started her musical journey in 2014, when she released her critically acclaimed debut album, Fruitful. Before diving into the record, let’s take a trip back in time and explore the musician’s influences.
While growing up, FKA twigs listened to a variety of music, from R&B and pop to rock bands like The Beatles and The Rolling Stones. It wasn’t until she started listening to trap music (a subgenre that originated in Atlanta, GA) that she found her calling. “I discovered a wonderful group called Young Jeezy and figured I would give it a try,” she told Vogue UK in 2018. “I played it at least six times in a row before leaving for college. When I went to America for school, I was listening to music all the time – it became my lifestyle. When I came back, it was still a big part of my life, so I decided to make it my job. I wanted to represent this scene and this lifestyle that I love so much.”
The Making of FKA Twigs’ Debut Album
It was during her time in college that FKA twigs started to form a more defined identity as an artist. Inspired by Atlanta’s vibrant trap music scene, the musician started toying with different sounds and started sculpting her debut album, Fruitful. During this process, she collaborated with established producers and songwriters, like Lex Lugar, DJ Mustard, and Mike WiLL Made-It. The result was an eclectic record that fused different styles and genres into one cohesive work of art.
The record opens with a moody, skippy intro that features chopped and screwed samples of Peabo Bryson’s “Never Gonna Give You Up.” The first single to be released from the album, “Twigs,” peaked at number four on the US Billboard Top 100 and was awarded a gold certification from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). Another single, “Pistol,” features a guest verse by Future and reached number 18 on the Billboard Top 100 in 2017. The record was also featured on the popular Netflix documentary series, Making Music, where she spoke about her creative process.
The Reception Of Fruitful
FKA twigs’ debut album was well-received by critics and fans, with Pitchfork describing it as “one of the smartest, most assured debut records of the year,” and the New York Times hailing it as “a great introduction.” The Guardian called it “an exceptional album,” while Billboard deemed it “one of the best R&B albums of the year.”
The praise and success of Fruitful led to a world tour that ended in 2017, with the musician performing in front of sold-out crowds across North America and Europe. She also reunited with her Game of Thrones co-star, Robert Pattinson, at several of the concerts. The fact that the pair are now an item arguably didn’t hurt business either – tickets for some of FKA twigs’ shows reportedly sold for up to $30,000.
The Reception Of The High Life
In 2018, FKA twigs released her sophomore album, The High Life. Like its predecessor, it was well-received by critics and fans and was named one of the best albums of the year by The New York Times and The Guardian. In a rare interview with Vogue, the musician said of the record:
“I learned a lot from making my first album. I was nervous going into this one and unsure of what to expect. But, in the end, I feel like I turned a new page and ended up creating something different, which I love. I wanted to make music that sounds like it could only come from the 1960s, with all of its decadence and charm.
“The album opens with the glorious ‘60s ballad, ‘The Day I Fall In Love’, a song that I hope becomes one of my biggest anthems. It’s an ode to first love, a love that lasts a lifetime, and it’s something that I feel strongly about. When I perform it, I want everyone in the audience to feel exactly the same way that I do. I want to be able to reach that one person who has my hands on their heart and make them feel like they’re the only person in the room. It’s a beautiful song and I’m so proud to have written it.
A Debutante Ball In Monaco
In March of this year, FKA twigs was guest-of-honor at the Grimaldi Forum’s annual Debutante Ball in Monaco. The prestigious event, which is usually attended by famous faces from across the world of arts and entertainment, celebrates the coming-of-age of young ladies in this beautiful Mediterranean country. It was a real honor to be invited to this very prestigious event in Monaco – one of the most beautiful cities in the world. The singer looked absolutely stunning in a stunning black dress and matching cloak.
The venue for the ball, the Grimaldi Forum, is a beautiful art deco concert hall that was originally built in the 1930s. Since then, it has hosted some of the most unforgettable concerts and performances, from classical music to opera and jazz. It is now the home of the Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo, one of the greatest orchestras in the world. As if that weren’t enough, the building is also a World Heritage Site.
Robert Pattinson’s Props For ‘Game Of Thrones’
It’s no secret that Game of Thrones has had a huge impact on popular culture, especially since its premier in April of last year. The show has been credited with popularizing various trends, from Viking tattoos to shaggy hair and, of course, the ubiquitous spider silk dresses. While we all love a good story and fantastic acting, it’s the incredible wardrobe that has kept us rapt throughout the years. In fact, “Game of Thrones” has given us some pretty amazing fashion moments, with an entire episode dedicated to Daenerys Targaryen’s fashionable transformations.