FKA Twigs released new music yesterday, featuring Headie One and produced by Fred Again. “Don’t Judge Me” is a track off her new upcoming album, which she has completed whilst at home during the pandemic. The song is an expanded version of Headie and Fred’s track “Judge Me (Interlude)” which featured on their 2020 mixtape GANG.
The visuals for the song were released yesterday too- we see twigs dancing in an empty room while Headie walks along the street. The music video was automatically blessed for greatness as was directed by Emmanuel Adjei, the director of Beyoncé film Black Is King. There are a couple of famous faces we see too, including Clara Amfo. The visuals are particularly symbolic and impressive though, as several scenes include the art installation Fons Americanus by Kara Walker which is currently exhibited at the Tate.
Adeji discussed the powerful video, commenting, “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 judgment 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 for yourself below.
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