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FKA twigs’ live piano rendition of ‘cellophane’ will take your breath away

Watch the singer’s beautiful live performance, dressed head-to-toe in Vivienne Westwood's iconic collection

FKA twigs’ long-awaited single “cellophane” dropped last month, ending her five year hiatus. Bringing the ethereal heat once more, she’s released a special live performance video, playing at The Wallace Collection in London.

The London art gallery provided twigs with a stunning backdrop – the artist herself said on social media: “to perform (sic) cellophane at the wallace collection is a dream – this is my love letter to the artefacts and paintings held within it’s walls”.

Twigs pays homage to one of her favourite designers, Vivienne Westwood, who created her portrait collection in 1990 with inspiration from pieces in The Wallace Collection. For this live performance, she sits gracefully at the grand piano, dressed head-to-toe in Westwood, looking beautifully elegant in a long, draping dress and matching headscarf.

Produced alongside Jeff Kleinman and Michael Uzowuru, twigs’ delicate voice is totally captivating, backed by a mixture of soft piano and synthesiser. She is backed vocally by Sakeema Crook and accompanied by cellist Lucinda Chua.

The previous official video for “cellophane” saw FKA twigs go centre stage, *drops coat*, and engage in an impressive pole dancing routine before climbing into a fantasy land filled with robot-like animalistic creatures. 

It’s been a while since the artist’s first album LP1 was released in 2014, and with these “cellophane” videos, we’re getting some semblance of what to expect from her second LP – it’s now just a waiting game to see when it will drop.

Watch the full live performance below.