FKA twigs is maybe the most reliably great music-video artist currently working; her clips for the LP1 tracks “Two Weeks” and “Video Girl” were among last year’s best. Twigs’ new clip for her woozy, beautiful “Pendulum” is the first she’s ever made for herself, and she knows what the fuck she’s doing. As with so many of her videos, this one draws heavily on her training as a dancer. It shows her tied up and suspended from ceilings in ways that look deeply uncomfortable, projecting sexual vulnerability and power in equal measures.
I often go back to 2013’s Water Me, which is still a favorite. As with that track, this new one evokes Massive Attack for me.