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FKA twigs ft The Weeknd 'Tears In The Club' by Amber Grace Johnson

Rob Ulitski - 20th Dec 2021

Hold on to your hats - Amber Grace Johnson has directed a spectacular promo for FKA twigs's collaboration with The Weekend.

Pulsating with a riotous energy from the get-go, we see twigs dissolve from a 3D avatar and launch into impassioned choreography with a group of dancers, in a visceral interpretation of the songtitle, Tears In The Club.

As the lights scintillate, the vignettes morph to sizzling setups on a dentist chair, and pole dancing in an underwater chamber, as Abel Tesfaye aka The Weeknd watches with an emotional smile. But by the end, it's twigs who has chasing down a miniature Abel, like a cat toying with a mouse.

Shot in a breathless hyperreal style, this is twigs in full-on pop video mode, but retaining that sense of raw emotion that is a central hallmark of her body of work. At the same time, it could also be the sexiest twigs video ever - which is saying something.

This is twigs's first music video collaboration with Amber Grace Johnson, and evidently they are a heaven-made match. It certainly confirms that this is a director making some of the most exciting and coolest work in pop videos right now. 

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Amber Grace Johnson
Jeff Kopchia
Production Company
Executive Producer
Emi Stewart
Executive Producer
Morgan Clement


Director of Photography
Stuart Winecoff


Art Director
Spencer Graves


Chiao Chen
Dave Davis
Editing company
Editing company


Colour grade company
Mikey Rossiter


Max Colt


Director's Representation

Other credits

Additional DOP

Gaul Porat

Styling Dancers

Peri Rosenzweig

Additional Choreography

Honey Balenciaga


Jakevis Thomason, Jaxon Willard, LaTonya Swann, Vee Jay, Bailey Dean Holt, Hailey Paolillo, Andrew Tiamzon, Honey Balenciaga, Maurice H, Davon Dyu, Ringmaster Nugget, Joya Jackson, Starley Anne, Kebahb Glanville, Kayla Rae Zimmerman


Julien Crane

Intro Title

3D Artist

Type Designer


Type Animator

Jason Yuan

Special Thanks To Ali Gill, Mike Tyus, Joy Isabella Brown

Rob Ulitski - 20th Dec 2021

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