EP2 (FKA Twigs EP)

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EP2
FKA twigs - EP2.png
EP by
Released17 September 2013 (2013-09-17)
Recorded2013
Length15:00
LabelYoung Turks
Producer
FKA Twigs chronology
EP1
(2012)
EP2
(2013)
LP1
(2014)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
The 4058.5/10[1]
Allmusic4/5 stars[2]
Consequence of SoundB[3]
DIY8/10[4]
Dummy8/10[5]
The Line of Best Fit6/10 stars[6]
The Observer3/5 stars[7]
Pitchfork Media8/10[8]
Pretty Much AmazingB+[9]
Tiny Mix Tapes4/5 stars[10]

EP2 is the second extended play (EP) by English singer FKA Twigs. It was released on 17 September 2013 by Young Turks. The song "Water Me" was released as a promotional single in 2013.[11] There are three different versions of the album cover; the first clearly shows Twigs' necklace, a second where it is blurred, and a third where it has been erased.

Music videos[edit]

EP2 has a music video for every song appearing on the EP. The music videos were released between May and September 2013.[12]

"How's That"[edit]

"How's That" is the first music video released from EP2. The video was released on 3 May 2013. The video depicts a computer generated body falling apart in thin air. The visuals were made by Jesse Kanda.[13]

"Papi Pacify"[edit]

"Papi Pacify" is the third music video released from EP2. The video was released on 13 September 2013. The video consists of FKA twigs and an uncredited male in various poses. The video was directed by Tom Beard and FKA twigs. It was edited by Ben Crook and produced by Cherise Payne. The cinematographer is Katie Swan. The makeup was done by Bea Sweet, the hair was done by Lok Lau, the nails were done by Michelle Humphrey, and the stylist was Jean Paul Paula.[14]

"Water Me"[edit]

"Water Me" is the second music video released from EP2. The video was released on 1 August 2013. The video consists of a close up of FKA twigs' face, bobbing frantically. She begins to cry and it "waters" her, causing her eyes to grow larger. The video went viral, reaching over sixteen million views on YouTube.

"Water Me" was directed by Jesse Kanda and FKA twigs. The executive producer was Juliette Larthe, and the head of production was Margo Mars, both from Prettybird. The producer was Shimmy. The cinematographer was Sy Turnbull. The stylist was Jean Paul Paula, and the makeup was by Bea Sweet.[15]

"Ultraviolet"[edit]

"Ultraviolet" is the fourth and last music video released from EP2. The video was released 20 September 2013. Though it is classified as a music video, it is only an image of a kaleidoscope-view of FKA Twigs' mouth.[16]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks are written by FKA Twigs and Arca.

No.TitleLength
1."How's That"3:34
2."Papi Pacify"4:54
3."Water Me"3:25
4."Ultraviolet"3:07

Personnel[edit]

Credits adapted from the liner notes of EP2.[17]

  • Twigs – vocals (all tracks); production (tracks 2, 3)
  • Arca – production (all tracks); vocal production (tracks 3, 4)
  • Matt Colton – mastering
  • Liam Howe – vocal production (tracks 3, 4)

Charts[edit]

Chart (2013) Peak
position
US Heatseekers Albums (Billboard)[18] 13
US Top Dance/Electronic Albums (Billboard)[19] 5

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format(s) Label Ref.
United Kingdom 17 September 2013 Young Turks [20][21]
United States Digital download [22]
19 May 2014 12" vinyl XL [23]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Day, Larry (23 September 2013). "FKA Twigs – EP2". The 405. Retrieved 19 December 2014.
  2. ^ Phares, Heather. "EP2 – FKA Twigs". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 19 December 2014.
  3. ^ Bosman, Chris (7 October 2013). "FKA Twigs – EP2". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved 19 December 2014.
  4. ^ Stanley, Sean (20 September 2013). "FKA Twigs – EP2". DIY. Retrieved 19 December 2014.
  5. ^ Darnell, Robert (17 September 2013). "Album of the Week: FKA twigs – 'EP2'". Dummy. Retrieved 19 December 2014.
  6. ^ Sheena, Zoe (13 September 2013). "FKA Twigs – EP2". The Line of Best Fit. Retrieved 19 December 2014.
  7. ^ Empire, Kitty (29 June 2014). "FKA Twigs review – 'compelling, ecstatically filthy' music". The Observer. Guardian Media Group. Retrieved 19 December 2014.
  8. ^ Neyland, Nick (19 September 2013). "FKA twigs: EP2". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 19 December 2014.
  9. ^ Tolzmann, Samuel (17 September 2013). "REVIEW: FKA TWIGS – EP2". Pretty Much Amazing. Retrieved 19 December 2014.
  10. ^ Callaghan, Nico. "FKA twigs – EP2". Tiny Mix Tapes. Retrieved 19 December 2014.
  11. ^ "Water Me" (promotional CD-R single). FKA Twigs. Young Turks. 2013. YT098.CS1 maint: others (link)
  12. ^ YouTube
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  14. ^ YouTube
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  16. ^ YouTube
  17. ^ EP2 (12" vinyl liner notes). FKA Twigs. Young Turks. 2013. YT098.CS1 maint: others (link)
  18. ^ "FKA Twigs Chart History (Heatseekers Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved 2 January 2018.
  19. ^ "FKA Twigs Chart History (Top Dance/Electronic Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved 2 January 2018.
  20. ^ "YT098 – FKA – EP2". Young Turks. Archived from the original on 23 August 2014. Retrieved 23 August 2014.
  21. ^ "EP2 by FKA twigs". iTunes Store (GB). Retrieved 23 August 2014.
  22. ^ "EP2: FKA twigs: MP3 Downloads". Amazon.com. Retrieved 23 August 2014.
  23. ^ "Ep2 (Vinyl)". Amazon.com. Retrieved 23 August 2014.