Published Jan 26, 2021While FKA twigs has currently been making headlines over her abuse allegations against former partner Shia LaBeouf, the UK artist is taking a moment to release some new music. Today FKA twigs delivered a new single called "Don't Judge Me," made alongside Headie One and Fred again..
The track originally appeared as an interlude on Headie One and Fred again..'s GANG mixtape, though the song has now been expanded and even given a video by director Emmanuel Adjei, with twigs herself co-directing.
"Don't Judge Me" is described as "a powerful comment on the experience of being black and British in the world today." In a statement, here's what Adjei said of the "Don't Judge Me" video:
THE INVISIBLE OPPRESSOR
From someone's appearance, we are unable to judge whether a person discriminates over color, sex, religion, or gender. The oppressors within the people surrounding us, most often remain invisible until their abuse against others is revealed. This is one of the reasons why, for generations, discrimination is so hard to fight. Who must the victim fight against if it can't identify the perpetrator?
In this audio-visual document we get to witness artists FKA Twigs and Headie One, amongst other Black British influentials, fighting against invisible forces of judgement and oppression. Having the enormous Victorian-inspired fountain 'Fons Americanus' by visual artist Kara Walker — depicting the historical, sorrowful story of slavery and colonization — as our setting, and particularly as the spirit of the film, this important monument creates another layer of depth and meaning to an invisible yet shared history.
Watch the "Don't Judge Me" video below.
The track marks FKA twigs first proper single since her 2019 album Magdalene.