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FKA Twigs and Headie One release Don’t Judge Me

By | Published on Wednesday 27 January 2021

FKA Twigs and Headie One

FKA Twigs, Headie One and Fred Again have collaborated on new single ‘Don’t Judge Me’.

The track began life as an interlude on Headie One and Fred Again’s ‘Gang’ mixtape. Now that it’s an expanded single in its own right, it’s accompanied by a video directed by Emmanuel Adjei, known for his work with Beyonce, Madonna and more.

Of the video, Adjei says: “From someone’s appearance, we are unable to judge whether a person discriminates over colour, sex, religion or gender. The oppressors within the people surrounding us most often remain invisible until their abuse against others is revealed. This is one of the reasons why, for generations, discrimination is so hard to fight. Who must the victim fight against if it can’t identify the perpetrator?”

“In this audio-visual document, we get to witness artists FKA Twigs and Headie One, amongst other black British influentials, fighting against invisible forces of judgement and oppression”, he continues. “Having the enormous Victorian-inspired fountain ‘Fons Americanus’ by visual artist Kara Walker – depicting the historical, sorrowful story of slavery and colonisation – as our setting, and particularly as the spirit of the film, this important monument creates another layer of depth and meaning to an invisible yet shared history”.

Elsewhere, in a new interview with Louis Theroux for his ‘Grounded’ podcast, FKA Twigs has discussed the racist abuse she received while dating actor Robert Pattinson in 2014.

“He was the white Prince Charming and I think [his fans] considered that he should definitely be with somebody white and blonde and not me”, she said. “It was deeply unfair that at the time I was made to feel so self-conscious and so ugly and yeah, man it was a lot. That period was a lot”.

Watch the video for ‘Don’t Judge Me’ here: