Drink it in while you can Twigs fans. While U.K.-based creative FKA Twigs (real name Tahliah Debrett Barnett) generally keeps a low profile, she’s come out of her shell as of late as part of an efforts to promote MAGDALENE, a nine-song album she dropped in early September 2019.
Recently she had a delicious exchange with Genius, for which she provided the meaning for “home with you” lyrics and touchingly even sung a few lines a Capella.
Lyrics include her references to an operation she had in December 2017 to remove six fibroid tumors. She explained, “So I would call my fibroids my fruit bowl of pain and I’d be like, ‘Oh so I’ve go like three cooking apples, four strawberries.’
She added, “But at the same time, I’m very cautious about what I put in my body. Like, I don’t want to put painkillers in. After I had my operation, I was on a lot of Morphine and I just wanted to come off of it straight away.”
In reference to the song’s hero line, Twigs said, “Not just superheroes, but also just like in the world, there’s very few examples of people that are in a position of power or visibility that I can identify to who have a sense of vulnerability and have a sense of not being perfect, but at the same time being perfectly them and that being accepted. For me as an artist, my vulnerability is my key and I’ve learned to find a lot of strength in that. I’ve learned to find a lot of that…that’s kind of my superpower.”
At the start of the interview, she also touched on the topic of reincarnation when she noted, “If you complete all of your lessons as a human then you don’t have to come back to Earth. But if you don’t complete your lessons as a human, then you just have to come back as a different life.”
Check out the exchange below.