On November 19th, UK powerhouses FKA Twigs and Central Cee released their groundbreaking collaboration with the track ‘Measure of a Man,’ which is to be featured in the upcoming 20th Century Studios’ film “The King’s Man.” The single has already acquired over 1 million streams, seducing anyone who listens with its hypnotic beat. ‘Measure of a Man’ transports you to a world early 1900s gangsters with the pairing of a deep bass and retro RnB vibes. It’s undeniably sexy. 

Curated to fit the class and sophistication of the “The King’s Man” franchise, FKA Twigs opens with sultry vocals, pulling you into the hauntingly mesmerising harmonies of the drums and piano. Her angelic belts transition to a grimy rapping verse by Central Cee. He adds a hard edge to the track, elevating the energy to one of dominating force. On the track, Central Cee comments, 

“What I listen to when it comes to trying to find beats is something theatrical, it needs to sound like a movie. And that’s exactly what’s going on with this song, it sounds like it’s made for a movie regardless.”

While it’s consistently smooth and contained, ‘Measure of a Man’ is truly evocative. Filled with bold lyricism, Twigs adds the strength of a woman’s allure as she serenades, “Only you can truly understand/The measure of a hero is the measure of a man.” This is the first collaboration between these two artists, but hopefully it is not the last. The juxtaposition of delicate and rugged style creates a harmonious blend that was certainly made for a major motion picture.

‘The King’s Man’ is set for a US release on 22, 2021, where you can experience the lush production of the track with the exciting visuals of a period spy drama. Until then, sit back and let FKA Twigs and Central Cee take you back to a time of poised, hard-hitting grace.

Jessie is currently a student at Stephens College getting her MFA in Screen and Tv Writing. Working full time, going to school and managing a small business music is truly the only thing that keeps her sane.
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Jessie is currently a student at Stephens College getting her MFA in Screen and Tv Writing. Working full time, going to school and managing a small business music is truly the only thing that keeps her sane.

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