The Best Tracks of 2019, #12


12. FKA twigs, “Cellophane”

Four long years after the outstanding M3LL155X EP, FKA twigs announced her much-awaited return in triumphant fashion with the aching ballad “Cellophane”, a song seemingly inspired by her engagement to actor Robert Pattinson and the racist remarks made by cruel Twilight fans (just another reason to avoid that series). That engagement fell apart, and twigs tries to pick up the spiritual pieces on this tragic torch song as best as she can. We can only hope she’s getting over her heartbreak, and be grateful she channeled that experience into a truly astonishing single.