Water Me - FKA Twigs
British singer and producer FKA (formerly known as) Twigs creates amazing music that really intentionally violates the idea that an artist should stick to a single, easily contained/defined sound and style.
I just played this track on my radio show which is all about electronic music and Twigs produces a lot of music that could be classified as “EDM” or “underground electro” (for all that either of those labels mean anything). A friend of mine also has a radio show that focuses on Soul and R&B (with a little bit of hip-hop) and last week she played Pendulum and identified it as modern Soul. A lot of critics just call Twigs’ music R&B or alternative R&B and are happy with that label. Twigs, however, is not.
I ranted about genre and how it gets misused in ways that limit artists, especially anyone who’s not a white dude. But mostly I want people to listen to this song and just enjoy it.