FKA Twigs Earns Two Association of Independent Music (AIM) Nominations

FKA Twigs is earning special recognition…

The Association of Independent Music (AIM) has announced its numerous nominees for its annual awards ceremony, including two nominations for the 31-year-old part-Spanish singer.

FKA Twigs

FKA Twigs, whose real name is Tahliah Debrett Barnett, is nominated in the Best Independent Track category for her latest single “Cellophane,” her first release since “Good To Love” in 2016.  

Additionally, the Mercury Prize nominee earned a nod in the Best Independent Video for the song’s sensational music video. Directed by Andrew Thomas Huang, the video depicts FKA Twigs, a trained dancer, pole dancing in front of an audience.

Discussing the process of creating “Cellophane,” FKA Twigs said has said, “throughout my life I’ve practiced my way to being the best I could be, it didn’t work this time. I had to tear down every process I’d ever relied on. go deeper. rebuild. start again.”

“When I wrote ‘Cellophane’ over a year ago, a visual narrative came to me immediately, she adds. “I knew I had to learn to pole-dance to bring it to life.”

The 2019 AIM Independent Music Awards will take place on September 3 in London.

Here’s the complete list of the nominees:

UK Independent Breakthrough (in association with YouTube Music)
Black Midi
Ezra Collective
Gerry Cinnamon
Jade Bird
International Breakthrough
Afro B
Jade Bird
Maribou State
Nilüfer Yanya
Best Independent Track (in association with Facebook)
Dave, “Funky Friday (ft. Fredo)”
FKA Twigs, “Cellophane”
Fontaines D.C., “Boys In The Better Land”
Georgia, “About Work The Dancefloor”
JARV IS, “Must I Evolve”
Jai Paul, “Do You Love Her Now”
Holly Herndon, “Eternal”
Little Simz, “Selfish (ft. Celo Sol)”
Sharon Van Etten, “Seventeen”
Four Tet, “Teenage Birdsong”
Best Independent Album (in association with Spotify)
Better Oblivion Community Center, Better Oblivion Community Center
Christine And The Queens, Chris
Dave, Psychodrama
Fontaines D.C., Dogrel
Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, End of Suffering
Jade Bird, Jade Bird
Jordan Rakei, Origin
Little Simz, GREY Area
Snapped Ankles, Stunning Luxury
Swindle, No More Normal

Best [Difficult] Second Album
Erland Cooper, Sule Skerry
IDLES, Joy as an Act of Resistance
Julia Jacklin, Crushing
Maribou State, Kingdoms In Colour
SOAK, Grim Town

One To Watch (in association with BBC Music Introducing)
Arlo Parks
Barney Artist
Best Small Label
Fuzz Club Records
Killing Moon
Local Action
Scruff of the Neck
Speedy Wunderground
Best Creative Packaging (in association with MCPS)
[Hand-picked and curated in collaboration with The Rolling Stones, Confessin’ The Blues compilation]
Murlo, Dolos
IDLES, Joy as an Act of Resistance
Various Artists, Sick Music 2019 compilation
Keith Richards, Talk Is Cheap
Best Independent Video (in association with Vevo)
Christine and the Queens, “5 Dollars”
Hot Chip, “Hungry Child”
John Grant, “He’s Got His Mother’s Hips”
Caleb Steph, “Black Boy”
FKA Twigs, “Cellophane”
Best Independent Label (in association with [PIAS])
Brownswood Recordings
Nuclear Blast
Partisan Records
Rough Trade

PPL Award For Most Played New Independent Artist
AJ Tracey
Cosmo Sheldrake
Freya Ridings
Guru Randhawa
Jorja Smith
Best Live Act (in association with Songkick)
AJ Tracey
Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes
Gerry Cinnamon