FKA Twigs has been described as "catchy pop" with "whispery vocals". It has been compared to the work of Tricky.
The first singers who had an impact on FKA Twigs were Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald and Marvin Gaye. When she started composing songs, she wanted to reproduce music she liked: "every bit of music that I made sounded like a pastiche of Siouxsie and the Banshees or Adam Ant. But through that I discovered myself". Describing her artistry, she says : "I am not restricted by any musical genre. I like to experiment with sounds, generating emotions while putting my voice on certain atmospheres. Younger, I only listened to punk, Siouxsie and the Banshees [...] and then I found my own way of playing punk. I like industrial sounds and incorporating everyday life's sounds like a car alarm."