FKA twigs Premieres “Jealousy” Music Video
On January 26th, almost two weeks after the release of her excellent mixtape CAPRISONGS (which you can read our review of here), FKA twigs released the music video for the track “jealousy.” Featuring Nigerian Afrobeat star Rema, “jealousy” is a song that fits right smack in the middle of the so-called “island-pop” circle. It has an incredible dancehall groove, outstanding vocals, and fantastic production. It was released as the second single for the mixtape after “Tears In The Club,” and I can totally see why. So what about the music video?
Well, much like “Tears In The Club,” the primary focus of this music video is the choreography. This time done “by twigs’ frequent choreographer Kash Powell,” the video shows FKA twigs going “step-by-step over the Afrobeat track’s captivating lyrics” amidst a group of other dancers. There are occasional cuts to Rema, who is recorded in black and white performing his verse and his part of the chorus, but the primary focus is on FKA twigs and the other dancers.
The visuals on this video are also incredible. Handled by “visual director Aidan Zamiri (Shygirl, Gracey, Raye, 645AR),” the colors (or lack thereof) set the scene for the lyrics, and the cuts between the color and black-and-white segments are seamless. Some of FKA twigs’ costumes for the video are things only she could pull off, and she does it so easily. Every visual aspect of this music video is outstanding. Everything works in harmony, even the dancers walking in front of the camera while the focus seems like it should stay on FKA twigs.
Much like the song, the only downside is that the video is too short. I could listen to this groove with twigs’ and Rema’s vocals go on for far longer than two and a half minutes, and I would love to see what else could be done with the choreography. It’s incredible as it stands, but I would just like to see even more of it.
Check out the music video for “jealousy” below, and be sure to let us know your thoughts on the track, the video, FKA twigs, and CAPRISONGS! It is absolutely my favorite full-length project of this young year so far, and I’m not anywhere near taking it off that mantel.