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FKA Twigs pole dances into fantasy in the immersive clip for new single "Cellophane"

U.K. singer FKA Twigs will soon return with her sophomore LP, a follow-up to LP1, one of our favorite albums of 2014. Details about the album remain scarce, but the genre-defying artist has shared a new single, “Cellophane,” which arrives with a stunning, athletic video for which Twigs aggressively trained.

“When I wrote “Cellophane” over a year ago a visual narrative came to me immediately,” she says in a statement. “I knew I had to learn how to pole-dance to bring it to life, and so that’s what I did.”

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Yes. She did. Twigs, a longtime dancer, flexes some artful physicality in Andrew Thomas Huang’s sumptuous clip, which begins with the pole but transforms into a billowing, creature-filled journey into golden skies and red depths. Like the video, the song is all about texture, with round, rippling beats underscoring sharp, shadowy loops and Twigs’ crystalline vocals.

Watch it below.

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Randall Colburn is The A.V. Club's Internet Culture Editor. He lives in Chicago, occasionally writes plays, and was a talking head in Best Worst Movie, the documentary about Troll 2.