Hyperpop artist twst drops her new single ‘Chandeliers, Bullets and Guns’ with help from Hudson Mohawke, who acted as mediator on the track by charging lyrics with an energy set to take down capitalism. Her music criticises mainstream culture and issues such as surveillance, privacy, and the malleability of online identities. ‘Chandeliers, Bullets and Guns’ is the first taste of twst’s second chapter, ‘TWST0002’, after her pop savvy debut EP ‘TWST0001’ garnered attention from Clara Amfo, Annie Mac and Jack Saunders on BBC Radio 1, and drew up comparisons to Charli XCX, King Princess and Billie Eilish.
Born and raised in Barry, Wales, she left home and ended formal education at fourteen, relocating to a recording studio where she delved deeply into studying pop-culture and self-taught herself music production; she continues to write and produce all of her own music to this day, but in London. In between then and now, twst has popped up on Clarence Clarity’s EP ‘VANISHING ACT 1: NO NOUNS’, and has been working with Slinger, the producer responsible for Ashnikko’s epic ‘DEMIDEVIL’ album.
Reappearing with ‘Chandeliers, Bullets and Guns’, twst continues her socially conscious lyricism, laced in irony with lines like, “inject some bleach, chill you’ll be fine, there’s a sick documentary free online, made me miss the old days back in 89 when I didn’t exist, man good times”. The new track from twst is electrically energetic and affirmatively fun, translated into album artwork with a team of creatives including photographer Ryan Jafarzadeh, stylist Matthew Josephs, with creative direction coming from Stella Foster and twst herself.
Listen to ‘Chandeliers, Bullets and Guns’ on your preferred streaming service here.
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