FKA Twigs Releases Gorgeous New Song "Good to Love"

FKA Twigs Releases Gorgeous New Song "Good to Love"

FKA twigs just released "Good to Love," her first studio recording released after 2015's critically acclaimed EP M3L155X — her third, after 2012's EP1 and 2013's EP2, as well as her first release since her 2014 full-length debut, LP1. Pitchfork reports a live version of the song premiered during her Soundtrack 7 residency at the Manchester International Festival — her series of performances, emphasizing body movements and vogue-ing that eventually filtered into the corresponding visuals of M3L155X, particularly "glass and Patron."

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FKA twigs tweeted a YouTube link to the visual, with the caption "it's good to love" and a link to her website, where fans can purchase the new single. According to Pitchfork, the single's artwork was shot by photographer Alexandra Hogan.

Produced by FKA twigs and Grammy Award-winning Rick Nowels, "Good to Love" is a relatively straightforward and melodic ballad, a departure from her previous releases, which were largely avant-garde amalgamations of trip hop, alternative R&B and art pop, and hinged on discordance and distortions.

In the self-directed black and white music video, FKA twigs writhes around a bed intercut with close-up reaction shots of her face. The simplicity of the music video reflects the sentiments of the song's lyrics: "My skin's aching sore from friction past/ Touch me softly make our kisses last" before the lengthy and ruminating chorus:

It's not your fault that I'm loved to my limit
I've had plenty so I know you're mine
If only a prayer would make your touch so I'd feel it
But I'd be wasting time

It's good to love
It's good to love, it's good to love
I've got a right to give
So good to love, so good to love
But when you give yourself away
It always hurts too much
So you pray to get it back
Only God can give you that
Make my body come alive
I've got a right to hurt inside
So will you hold me while I cry?
And let me lay against your side
So let me love
It's good to love, it's good to love
Just let me love
It's good to love, it's good to love

Watch and listen to "Good to Love" below: