Around the start of the year it seemed FKA Twigs was building up to the release of a new album, especially as she dropped “Don’t Judge Me” in January. However, we haven’t heard any more new material from her – until this week, when she’s shared her song from the new Kingsman movie The King’s Man.
For “Measure of a Man”, she’s enlisted the assistance of London rapper Central Cee, and together they bounce together over dramatic and decadent strings. Twigs ups the theatre, playing the femme fatale who tempts the hero with her teasing antics and suggestive words. Cee jumps in with a verse that finds him sizing up against competitors, and of course comes out on top.
There’s also a ‘cinematic’ version of “Measure of a Man”, without Central Cee, which has a bit more zip that definitely suggests an energetic pop into the final credits of the movie. We’ll have to wait and see how it’s used.