Singer/dancer/fashion icon/Robert-Pattinson-lover FKA Twigs debuts the video she directed for her song “Pendulum.” In it, she is tied up and suspended from the ceiling, looking both sexy and troublingly uncomfortable. Challenging stuff from a fascinating lady.
The video for the track plays on the idea of the constraints of love — literally. While twigs often undulates and dances in videos, in “Pendulum,” she’s all bound up, acting as the song’s namesake. Wrapped in ropes that resemble her braided hair, twigs hangs suspended in space, softly singing in almost a choked voice, “How does it feel to have me thinking about you?/ Wishing my words were enough to consume you.”
While twigs is usually unchained when it comes to motion, in this video she executes an almost stop-motion kind of dance as her ropes change shape — allowing her to dangle, one toe out, like a ballerina above a pool of black liquid.
After merging with the liquid, however, the ropes melt away, and twigs is finally able to dance, her hair loose, unbraided and free.