FKA twigs: Most artists are 'vessels'
- Bang Showbiz
- 25 April 2016
FKA twigs thinks most music artists are "vessels" because they don't do their own make up, hair or costumes or write their own music
FKA twigs claims most music artists are "vehicles".
The 'Two Weeks' hitmaker says her "traditional showgirl" background has taught her to master all arts - including costumes, hair and make up - and believes those artists who don't know how to do these things are just "vessels" rather than artists.
She said: "I'm a traditional showgirl in a sense. I spent years of my early 20s working among performance artists. That's rule one of being an underground artist: You do your own makeup, hair, and costumes.
"Imagine if you were an artist that wasn't being herself. Imagine you're an artist that didn't know how to do your own makeup, didn't know how to do your own hair, didn't know how to put an outfit together, didn't write your own music, didn't direct your own videos, didn't produce your own music. They're not artists. They're vehicles, vessels. The majority of them are like that. Imagine how hard that must be."
However, whilst the 28-year-old singer - real name Tahliah Debrett Barnett - professes to be good in the fashion department, she insists she is not the best at it.
She added to Allure magazine: "It's not like I'm the best at these other things I do. Obviously, Soichi [Inagaki, her hairstylist] is going to be better at braiding hair than I am. If I put [the braid] too far down, then it makes my face look droopy. If I put it here, I look like a cat. If I'm working with a producer, if I can say, 'No, you need to put the fade there,' there's a language that we can completely understand."