Tahliah Debrett Barnett, better known by her stage name FKA Twigs, is an English singer-songwriter and dancer originally from Gloucestershire and based in London. FKA” stands for “Formerly Known As”. At the age of 16 Barnett started making music in youth clubs and moved to London later to pursue a career as a dancer in music videos from Kylie Minogue and Ed Sheeran.
And the name twigs? Well, she became known as twigs for the way her joints crack. Her music is best to describe as a new wave in trip-hop, a mix between the intimacy of the XX and Massive Attacks ‘Mezzanine’.