FKA twigs has always let it be known that dancing is her first true love. Whether it be in her mindbending visuals like “Video Girl” or a live performance, expressing herself through movement tends to take center stage. So it comes as no surprise that her latest project, a short film titled Soundtrack 7, is built solely around her dancing.
The 35-minute short was created in 2015 during a week-long residency at Manchester’s Old Granada Studios during the Manchester International Festival. Described as an “abstract autobiographical piece,” Soundtrack 7 features twigs and a small group of dancers writhing and twisting to various twigs’ songs including her most recent single, “Good to Love,” in addition to past songs “Ultraviolet” and “Closer.” A new single, tentatively titled “What I Wanna” and featuring Chicago-based rapper Lucki Eck$, also makes an appearance in the film, which is split up into seven sections featuring a new song and new choreography. Each song and its corresponding dance stays true to the performer’s style of creating expressive art that ranges from sensual to downright haunting.
Soundtrack 7 also marks a massive website overhaul for twigs, who took to Instagram to explain that her new site is a place where all of her past work has been archived, allowing fans to “discover unseen work and join the dots between the projects i’ve [sic] made.” Directed by her friend and longtime collaborator Matthew Stone, the film premiered at the Brooklyn Academy of Music back in August and has been available in the U.K. since last month.
Soundtrack 7 is just the latest creative film to come from twigs, who also recently released the Baltimore Dance Project earlier this month. The documentary, filmed in conjunction with WeTransfer, is based on a free dance workshop she held on July 18th in which 400 people participated in over five hours of choreography.
Get into Soundtrack 7 and the Baltimore Dance Project to get your fix on this creative spirit then be sure to head to her new website to catch up on everything else FKA twigs has been up to. Be forewarned though: it’s easy to get lost in the sauce of her hypnotizing art.