twst releases her debut EP twst0001—Welsh songwriter, vocalist and producer Chloé Davis, and is out today. The EP arrives alongside a new music video for a previously-unreleased track ‘Are You Filming Me?’
Of the track, twst says: “I wrote the song after spending time in the jungle in Calais, and the whole experience was such a culture shock; coming back into a very surveilled western system after being in Europe’s biggest refugee camp. After that, everything about London felt orchestrated and self-centered, like the Truman show. It really stirred up a sense of paranoia within me, which ended up being one of the main themes of the lyrics. And it poses the question – ‘are we right in feeling paranoid in such a heavily surveilled existence?’”
The EP features ‘Are You Filming Me?’ and previously released tracks ‘Are You Listening?’—which earned twst 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 original version of ‘sad girls club but u gotta be cute,’ which premiered via V Magazine and finds twst producing on her own, is also featured.
The EP release and new video follow the ‘Are You Listening? (hikikomori baby 0001)’ video, a Tayhana remix of ‘sad girls club but u gotta be cute’ and remixes of ‘Girl On Your TV’ by Clams Casino and Strict Face.
2. Girl On Your TV
3. sad girls club but u gotta be cute
5. Are You Filming Me?About twst:
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.