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Practice: an Intimate and Candid Look at the Training and Preparation Behind FKA twigs’ Latest Video

Practice: an Intimate and Candid Look at the Training and Preparation Behind FKA twigs’ Latest Video


Mynila Team September 5, 2019 Music & Culture

FKA twigs presents Practice: an intimate and candid look at the training and preparation that culminated in the artist’s latest single and video, ‘Cellophane’.

FKA twigs just announced the debut of Practice, a short film that celebrates the physical training and creative process that culminated in her latest video, ‘Cellophane’. Practice was launched exclusively on WeTransfer’s editorial platform, WePresent, and delves deep into the making of FKA twigs’ most vulnerable song and ambitious music video to-date. 

‘Cellophane’ is FKA twigs’ first new solo music in over three years. The emotional, connective song comes to life through a powerful Andrew Thomas Huang-directed video, featuring an intricate pole performance that strikes a dramatic contrast to the vulnerability of the lyrics.

With Practice, directed by AnAkA, FKA twigs give a rare, intimate look at the artist’s training process. Referencing FKA twigs’ conceptualisation of the video over a year previously, candid footage reveals the long and highly demanding process of training, both physically and psychologically, to perfect the art of pole-dancing; and, ultimately, bring her creative vision to life.

“There was a lot of hard work that went into making the video happen — on a creative level, on a business level, on a physical level. It’s all very well me going and doing a three minute routine, that’s easy. But the difficult thing is knowing that you have the stamina and the strength to do be able to do that three minute routine for eight hours, and that’s something different.” – FKA twigs