FKA Twigs holds onto her dog after dining out at Urth Caffe with a friend in Los Angeles on Monday afternoon (August 31).
The 27-year-old musician recently talked with NPR about her childhood in rural England and having freedom in just about everything.
“I think I’ve always been somebody who’s lived in my head. I’m a huge daydreamer, so it’s more that I would just make up stories in my mind, and make up games. When I was a kid, I had an imaginary kangaroo — and when I got a bit older, I shut him in my wardrobe and he didn’t come out again,” she shared. “I started to go to dance class, and then I’d spend my time after school making up dances and dressing up. But I think that’s the thing about the country: There isn’t that much to do, so you’re really encouraged, and forced in a way, to use your imagination to make games.”
FKA added, “My early years of … [childhood] were pretty close to perfect; I couldn’t really have wanted for much more. You’ve got the outdoors and you’ve got nature, and you don’t have the threat of a big city. My mom was never worried about me going outside and playing in the street. In many ways, I was allowed a lot of freedom, which allowed for a lot of creative freedom as well.”
Maddie & Tae get a little sugar rush inside Dylan’s Candy Bar for their album release party in New York City on Tuesday afternoon (September 1).
The girls — Maddie Marlow and Tae Dye — just dropped their new album, Start Here, and made sure to celebrate with their fans.
“This album is 100% our truth. It’s eleven songs that tell stories from the past five years, whether it’s Tae’s experience or my experience, and there’s a lot of them that are together. It’s almost like our first-born child!” Maddie dished to Radio.com.
She added, “We put so much work and effort into this album because we want it to be perfect and we want our fans to get the whole Maddie and Tae spiel, and give them more of a reason to keep listening to our music, because they’re only going off of two songs, ‘Girl in a Country Song’ and ‘Fly.’ Which are very special to us. They’re probably some of our favorite songs on the record. But we know there’s also other songs that we know are going to resonate with our fans, if the first two resonated with them.”