FKA Twigs thinks artists are too afraid to express themselves because ''they think that's a bit too weird''.

The 'Pendulum' hitmaker admitted she is ''a bit mad'' but that is a good thing because it allows her to be herself in her music, which she thinks is something some people hide from.

Asked where she gets her ideas for songwriting, she said: ''From my brain. I think I'm a bit mad. I don't even think it's that. I think other people have ideas, but they think that's a bit too weird ... I just believe it's really important to push intelligence. I don't want to push boundaries, I want to push ideas.''

When it comes to her schedule and the projects she chooses to take on FKA Twigs - real name Tahliah Debrett Barnett - is solely in control of everything.

She told the Sunday Times magazine: ''No one tells me what to do. I'm not like a package pop star.

''For my next album I want to write my own music because it'll make me feel more in control of my career. This is what I've always been.''

However, if someone else makes her feel ''weird'' about herself then she won't attempt to work with them.

She added: ''If someone makes me feel weird about myself, then I just stop talking to them. I walk away all the time.''