FKA twigs announces her debut album

The Water Me singer will release LP1 on August 11 through Young Turks

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Jesse Kanda's artwork for FKA Twigs's debut record LP1 Jesse Kanda

This month's incredible cover star, FKA twigs, has announced the details of her debut record. LP1, which she describes as her "defining artistic statement to date", will come out on August 11 through Young Turks. The album is ten tracks long and features artwork by Jesse Kanda, who directed the acclaimed videos for her songs "Water Me" and "How’s That" and who also features in the new issue of Dazed.

In typically bold fashion, twigs's new record will not feature any previously released songs – all the material is entirely fresh, written in the studio in order to engage with a creative process based on spontaneity and collaboration.

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FKA twigs on the cover of Dazed summer 2014 issue Photography by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin, Styling by Karen Clarkson

The artist has also announced what is only her second ever headline show in London. She'll be playing at the ICA in the last of a series of sold-out headline shows across the world.

Read an 18-page interview with FKA twigs in our new summer issue, out now, and check out her live performance of "Hide" in Tulum, Mexico, below: 

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