FKA twigs has revealed in a new interview that, after teaming up with Jorja Smith on the track ‘Darjeeling’, the pair discovered that they’re cousins. She told GQ: “I’d never met her before, and I jumped in her car with her, and I remember thinking to myself, ‘Gosh, that’s really strange. We’ve got exactly the same kind of skin.’” The interview describes how, after noting how similar their skin tone was, twigs asked Smith about her foundation of choice.
“A few months later,” she continued, “I was on the road to go to LA and [Smith] left me a voice note saying, ‘You’re never going to believe this, but I’ve just spoken to my dad and he’s spoken to his sister and we’re related.’”
Elsewhere in the interview, the star talked about the creative process for ‘CAPRISONGS’, admitting that she felt a lot of freedom creating the 17-track project. “I didn’t feel trapped, I felt like I was just being myself,” she said. “But I guess I just unlocked a new door, like a video game. It’s not even like I broke out. I think I just unlocked another level. It’s so good.”
Meanwhile, Twigs has a lot going on right now. She recently launched her post-Caprisongs era with ‘Killer’, her first new song since the mixtape. She’s also expanding her acting profile, as it was reported by Entertainment Weekly last month she has landed a starring role in a reboot of The Crow.