I was sad for like 5 seconds upon hearing that Robyn & La Bagatelle Magique dropped from the Treasure Island Music Fest (TIMF) lineup (“due to unforeseen circumstances”), until I saw that her replacement is the radiant FKA Twigs.
I gotta hand it to APE and NoisePop, this is a lineup upgrade. Look, I'm not gonna try to debate the merits of Robyn, who's a timeless electro pop act versus FKA Twigs, who's at the forefront of a totally new and unpredictable electro pop movement. I'll just say that this is a pretty damn good replacement.
Twigs is one of the most interesting artists on the planet right now and she's been fairly tireless as of late. She dropped her M3LL155X EP about a month ago and has been sprouting up viral performance videos regularly. Shit you not, 10 minutes before this announcement, I was watching her BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge cover of Sia's “Elastic Heart” that came out today. Don't worry, I gotchu:
Feel me? Look… It's not like it was even gonna be a Robyn solo set anyways. I'm sure there woulda been her banger singles sprinkled here and there, but still. My guess is that this is a Saturday night act and I'm told that single day tickets (and lineups) are “coming soon.”
And finally, I had the pleasure of photographing FKA Twigs at FYF Festival three weeks ago in L.A. and it was one of the most spellbinding experiences of my year. I'll leave you with Exhibit A and Exhibit B below and yes, see you on the island.
Treasure Island Music Festival
2-Day Tickets – $169.50/ $315 VIP
1-Day – coming soon