DEBUT EP TWST0001 OUT NOW
“Heart-stopping sense of scale…a Gen Z makeover of Kate Bush…St. Vincent reborn as an Internet-spawned pop star…”—The Guardian, 2020 Artist To Watch
“In the same league as Charli XCX, King Princess and Billie Eilish”—BBC RADIO 1, Jack Saunders
“Futuristic London-based starlet twst is certainly taking musical production
to the next level.”—V Magazine
“…envisage a Billie Eilish-like rise into the mainstream pop conversation.”—Pigeons & Planes
September 10, 2020—twst, the project of Welsh songwriter, vocalist and producer Chloé Davis, unveils the “Girl On Your TV (hikikomori baby 0001)” video today—watch it here.
The original version of the track is featured on her debut EP TWST0001, out now.
Following “Are You Listening? (hikikomori baby 0001),” the new video is the second in a series exploring twst’s fascination with the Japanese concept of reclusiveness known as “hikikomori.” Made in collaboration with London-based art director and GUT Magazine founder Ami Evelyn, the second session finds the two creatives uniting over a penchant for referencing the human experience in an absurd fashion while staying true to twst’s continued exploration of themes of surveillance, privacy and the malleability of online identities.
“With the original video for ‘Girl On Your TV,’ I wanted to deliver the concept in an accessible way but for the undercurrent to feel sinister and subversive,” Chloé says. “I was so excited to collaborate with Ami on this live session because I am such a huge fan of her work and the raw and instinctive nature of it. Ami and I talked through different ideas and concepts that we wanted to include like witchcraft, eroticism, porn and magic. There is a surface level naivety about the song and this live performance, so I was definitely super interested to juxtapose that with Ami’s visceral and suggestive imagery. It makes you feel unsettled, but that’s what we wanted from it.”
The new video follows the Hudson Mohawke remix of “Are you Listening?, Tayhana and AmPmremixes of “sad girls club but u gotta be cute” and Clams Casino and Strict Face remixes of “Girl On Your TV.”
twst’s debut EP TWST0001 features “Are You Filming Me?” and previously released tracks “Are You Listening?—which earned twst a World First play with Zane Lowe and Radio 1 plays with Annie Mac and Jack Saunders, “Always” and “Girl On Your TV,” all of which she co-produced with Danio Forni. The EP also features the original version of “sad girls club but u gotta be cute,” which premiered via V Magazine and finds twst producing on her own.
Born and raised in Barry, Wales, twst grew up working in her father’s chicken factory. At 14, she left home and formal education and relocated to a recording studio in the South Wales Valleys where she began teaching herself about music production and pop culture. Now based in London, twst writes, produces and directs all of her music and videos, mostly within the four walls of her bedroom, and frequently collaborates with other creatives she has befriended from London’s close-knit music community.
1. Are You Listening?
2. Girl On Your TV
3. sad girls club but u gotta be cute
5. Are You Filming Me?