FKA Twigs Goes Otherworldly on Her Cover of Sam Smith’s ‘Stay With Me’
One acrobatic U.K. crooner tackles another on BBC Radio 1's Live Lounge
London’s Tahliah Barnett released LP1, her warped and wiry first full-length as FKA twigs last month, and it’s cemented her as one of the most exciting singer/producers coming out of the U.K. right now. Today, she stopped by BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge in celebration of that record’s release, and in addition to a performance of “Two Weeks,” she tackled Sam Smith’s presently inescapable single “Stay With Me.” But rather than attempt to match the original’s classically trained boisterousness, she offers a smoky and contained version—as darkly bubbly as anything that she’s release over the past couple of years. It’s not one of her vogue-worthy bangers, but it’s compelling in its own right. Watch it above and the performance of “Two Weeks” below.