FKA twigs’ sophomore album MAGDALENE is now mere days away, set to debut on November 8th, and with that, the singer has released another new single, “sad day”.
The track follows previous releases from the album including, “cellophane”, “holy terrain”, and “home with you”. The singer’s first studio album since 2014’s LP1, MAGDALENE was created during a period of heartbreak. In a press release, twigs says, “I never thought heartbreak could be so all-encompassing. I never thought that my body could stop working to the point that I couldn’t express myself physically in the ways that I have always loved and found so much solace. I have always practiced my way into being the best I could be, but I couldn’t do that this time, I was left with no option but to tear every process down. But the process of making this album has allowed me for the first time, and in the most real way, to find compassion when I have been at my most ungraceful, confused and fractured. I stopped judging myself and at that moment found hope in ‘Magdalene.’ To her, I am forever grateful.”
Trading in the eclectic production elements of her past sonic efforts, ‘sad day’, in the vein of MAGDALENE’s first single “cellophane” is decidedly more melancholic and introspective. Twigs laments the wistful despair of heartbreak detailing the stages of grief and bargaining that occur in the wake of lost love. Assisted by productions by Skrillex and Nicolas Jaar the track coalesces flitting electronic distortion with twigs’ signature eerie somnolent cadence.
Listen to “sad day” below.
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