FKA twigs wrote a whole album in lockdown with El Guincho

The 'MAGDALENE' follow-up is (hopefully) imminent

13.10.20

Words by: Felicity Martin

In a new interview for the Grammy Museum’s Programs at Home series, FKA twigs revealed that she “ended up, in fact, making a whole album in quarantine.”

She continued: “I just decided one day. It was kind of, maybe one-third of the way through and I just said, ‘you know what, I’m just going to make an album,’ and I just went and did it.”

twigs also mentioned that she “worked predominantly with an amazing artist and producer called El Guincho, and I did the whole thing with pretty much all of the collaborators over FaceTime.”

In the interview she also described her process, saying that in the early days of lockdown when she couldn’t go into the studio she would source mp3s of beats and write melodies over the course of the day, “and in the night I would call some of my friends in America that make music and I would just sit and have a glass of wine and chill and write lyrics, and talk about what the song’s about on FaceTime with friends in another country.”

She added: “So I was able to do everything from my phone and I had a really brilliant time. I think in some ways my physicality suffered a bit as I wasn’t able to train as much as I usually do. But I started learning the piano and I can read music now, which is good.”

The LP will be the follow-up to ‘MAGDALENE’, which we named as one of our favourite albums of 2019.

Earlier this year, twigs released a collaboration with TikTok favourite 645AR, ‘Sum Bout You’.

El Guincho has previously worked closely with Rosalía, ending up as the sole producer of her ‘El Mal Querer’ album.