FKA twigs Channels Her Inner High Priestess In "Two Weeks" Video

by Abby Schreiber

Back in March, we named London-based songstress FKA twigs one of the ten female artists leading a new movement in R&B; and, the closer we get to the release of her debut album, LP1, the more we're sure of this. With a style and sound that's equally bold (some of her music has been known to explore sexual topics like submission and dominance) as it is fresh (we predict that the end of 2014 will see more and more girls spelling out words with their bangs), FKA first caught our attention with her awesomely unsettling video for "Water Me" back in 2013. Today she's released the clip for her LP1 track "Two Weeks," which was directed by Nabil who's known for his work videos for folks like Kanye ("Mercy") and Frank Ocean ("Pyramids"), among many others.. In it we see the singer stepping into the role of an ancient Greco-Roman-Egyptian high priestess-meets-Aaliyah in Queen of the Damned. While she croons and writhes around in a chair, FKA is joined by a posse of back-up dancers and, in the very back, servants of some sort who look like her clones. It's a mesmerizing clip and here's hoping she busts out that headpiece on tour this summer.

LP1 is out August 12 via Young Turks

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