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Virtual gallery: FKA Twigs at the Republic

Winter Circle Productions has been on the forefront of bringing EDM and electronic acts to New Orleans. In that long standing tradition the production company welcomed FKA twigs -- the stage name of English singer, songwriter, producer and dancer Tahliah Debrett Barnett -- to the Republic Saturday night, to play a sold out show. At the moment, FKA twigs -- who became known as twigs for the way her joints crack and added the initialism FKA (Formerly Known As) to her name when another artist called twigs complained about her use of the name -- may best be known for dating Twilight actor Robert Pattinson, but the young artist's music is confident enough to make her a household name based solely on her talent.

FKA twigs' performance, whose music is best described as neo soul, was part of a current tour promoting her debut LP album, which was released earlier this year. In addition to the latest album, twigs also has two EPs under her belt. The set, comprised of tracks from both EPs as well as the LP, proved polished, vibrant and seamless. Unfortunaely, with twigs' small musical catalogue, the artist was unable to deliver an encore performance. Nonetheless, the young musician's stage presence was extraordinarily powerful, arguably one of her best attributes, an asset accentuated by a stunning visual backdrop. View an extended gallery here.

 

Steven Hatley is a New Orleans-based photographer. You can find more of his photography here.