FKA twigs Quotes.
Obviously I know if you’re putting yourself out there, saying, ‘Hey! Listen to my music!,’ with pictures of yourself in the magazines, then people are going to judge you. ‘I hate her music. I hate her hair. I hate her production. I hate her videos.’ Fine: don’t care. That’s the great thing about art: it’s not for everyone.
I’m a strange person – I don’t really get rewards out of how many hits I have on YouTube. I love it, and I’m grateful, and it’s important to me. But does it equal peace within me? No, it doesn’t.
I spent my whole teenage life trying to get to London and go to dance school, but when I got there, I couldn’t wait to get to the clubs on weekends. I knew I wanted to make music.
I want people to see what’s inside my head rather than just looking at me.
You have to recognize at some point that even though you have the passion and creative level to be able to do something, you might have to do a lot of prep. Sometimes you just can’t do it as quickly as you want to do it.
I really enjoy the fun of putting something out and people liking it or hating it or talking about it, but vacuous attention, it feels disgusting. It’s like a hangover.
I was never the pretty girl at school. I’m tiny and mixed-race. I grew up in a white area. I was always the loner.
If you’re an artist, you have to use everything to your advantage, even the pain.
I don’t know if I’m a tortured soul, but I was born heartbroken. I remember feeling it when I was so young. I was like, ‘Mum, it hurts.’
I’m a very free woman, and maybe freedom is erotic in that way. Maybe it’s conceived of as something dangerous, and dangerous – in that creative and wild way – is sensuous and erotic. For me it’s more about making what I feel, but there’s always a reason, a level of integrity and classical expression in what I do.
Fashion’s important to me, but beauty fades. All that stuff is fun while it lasts, but anything can happen tomorrow. You’ve got to have so much more about you than the way you look or your clothes.
I’m a country girl. The more big cities I go to, the more fashionistas and designers I meet who want to dress me, the more I have all these kind of superficial but amazing experiences, the more I just realize that I’m from Gloucestershire.
Twigs has been my nickname for years, and I guess a lot of people close to me called me Twigs, like, as a nickname. Before I even did dancing properly or anything, like, substantially creative, I was still Twigs.
I donвЂ™t know if IвЂ™m a tortured soul, but I was born heartbroken. I remember feeling it when I was so young. вЂЁ I was like, вЂMum, it hurts.вЂ™
I’m an artist, and I’m a bit weird, and I’m probably a bit eccentric.
I don’t know any Beatles songs. My dad never listened to Elvis or Sting or Bowie. Any band name that’s on a t-shirt, I probably won’t know their music, like AC/DC or whatever. I don’t know what that is. As a kid, I would sing along to artists like Tania Maria.
I’m not thirsty. I’m not a pop star. I don’t want to reign over all forever… I don’t want to be famous! It makes me feel sick, the thought of being a famous person. It’s just not me.
Vulnerability is the strongest state to be in. How boring would it be if we were constantly dominant or constantly submissive?
When I was very young I wanted to be an opera singer, a ballet dancer… The people I loved were a little different.
I write exactly what I think. If it’s a raw subject, I write lots of things and then pull out all the fluff words.
What makes me happy is having a really nice day out with my mum, or getting better at something I’ve been working hard at.
I do have traditional values: I believe in being a good person and being polite.
I think ‘fan’ implies somebody who’s submissive, sycophantic, in awe of everything you’re doing.
I love my music, so I want to produce, write, and serve my music. I’ve had to learn about EQ frequencies and programming and space and clutter and how to be a better piano or bass player – everything.
I’ve lived in the same place in London for the last seven years, I go and get my shopping, I get on buses, and [all the rest] is pretty much outside of who I am.
We live in a very strange world where everything is so accessible; if you like one song someone did, you can see what they ate for breakfast or what kind of sunglasses they wore.
I hope to do a visual for every вЂЁsingle thing, even if itвЂ™s as small as a gif or as big as a whole dance music film.
I’m not going to become a costume version or caricature of myself; I like to morph.
It’s weird: for someone who mostly really exists online, I’m actually not very interested in the Internet at all.
Racism is unacceptable in the real world, and it’s unacceptable online.
The idea’s the idea: It’s about what you do, and not who you are.
I always felt like Tahliah’s a very grown-up name to have. It’s a pretty name when you’re young, and then I think when I became a young lady, it felt kind of like a lot to grow into for some reason. I don’t know. It sounds kind of regal. I never really liked it. I always felt like I couldn’t live up to it.