FKA twigs Scene Verte, Montreal QC, July 31
Published Aug 01, 2015Just moments before sundown, FKA twigs summoned white lights that began her set with "Preface," leaving the crowd in awe as her glorious range fluttered through the field. After giving "Video Girl" a slightly grungier feel, twigs literally slapped the "Numbers" out of her head, letting the crystalline drums peak through her eerie falsetto as she twirled around on stage. "Water Me" saw blue lights pour down on her frail vocals, as she who stood stoic, whispering every mesmerizing line to the crowd.
For months, FKA twigs has been slowing introducing fans to Melissa, the unknown female energy that encompasses her forthcoming EP. This energy finally erupted mid-way through "Give Up", a moment where she flipped the script with a invigorated, ballroom re-edit that introduced her and Benjamin Milan's stunning, synchronized vogue to a roaring audience. Throughout her preview of Melissa, new songs continued to tap into '90s ballroom sounds, taking vogue into a slightly darker terrain. FKA twigs managed to deliver each song flawlessly, ending the night with "How's That," a finale that found her vocals grow more fragrant, leading off with a tremendous high note that left the stage pitch black as her music faded and the crowd sent her off with a big ovation.