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Hear a new FKA twigs song premiered on Beats 1, 'Figure 8'

The British R&B star has a new EP on the way

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British R&B star FKA twigs is working on a new EP, and she premiered a piece of it today during Zane Lowe's Beats 1 show alongside a quick interview. "Figure 8" is menacing and mechanized, which is a slight surprise given that it's inspired by a fluid, fast set of moves from the world of voguing. (The song has been a part of her live sets since the beginning of the year.) The EP will be twigs' first release since her excellent debut, last year's LP1, but it doesn't have an official title or release date yet. (It does have one other confirmed track, the buzzing, brutal "Glass & Patron.")

In the interview that followed the song's premiere, twigs spoke to Lowe about visiting New York clubs with voguing legend Derek Prodigy, who taught her about the titular move. "I could practice my figure 8 in a mirror in the hotel room and listen to vogue music, or look at vogue legends on the internet... I felt like it made me feel sane, and 'Figure 8' is a reflection on that, I guess," Twigs said.