In a brand new interview, Grimes has revealed she is placing the ending touches on the follow-up to her 2020 album ‘Miss Anthropocene’.
In a video produced by Vogue, documenting the musician preparing for the 2021 Met Gala, Grimes – actual title Claire Boucher – revealed that she is within the strategy of ending her new album.
“I’m just finishing an album, and I think it is by far my greatest work that I’ve ever done,” she stated. “I actually just made the last song for it two nights ago.”
Grimes additionally went on to clarify how her hopes for her creative trajectory have modified over time. “I think I went into this being like ‘I’m going to sign to a major label and I’m going to be a really big artist’ and all this stuff,” she stated.
“And in that process, I started being like ‘no’. I… literally don’t care if anyone listens to this shit. I just want it to be great, to be unequivocally just great art.”
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Within the interview, Grimes additionally revealed that her baby, X Æ A-12, refers to her by her first title – Claire. “I think having a baby was a big rebirth for me… artistically,” she stated.
“Being a mother feels weird to say, for some reason I don’t identify with that word. It’s also really weird because X… says ‘Claire’ but he doesn’t say ‘Mama’… maybe he can sense my distaste for the word ‘mother’.”
“It’s kind of inspired by the movie Dune, which is an American film,” she defined. “Americans worked on it so it sort of fits the theme.”
Grimes has not too long ago teased new music, previewing the tune ‘Shinigami Eyes’ on Discord in June earlier than sharing a pre-save link for the monitor. She’s additionally teased the tune ‘100 Percent Tragedy’, which she later stated was “about having to defeat Azealia Banks when she tried to destroy my life”.
Grimes dropped her fifth studio album ‘Miss Anthropocene’ in February final yr. In a review, NME‘s Rhian Daly wrote, “Grimes proves herself once again to be the master of her own destiny, refusing to let any outside forces steer her from the course she’s chosen for herself, even when the album itself does deviate from the anticipated script.
“It’s a record stuffed with imagination and packed with beauty. It’s also a fitting next step for an artist who’s built her reputation as someone who refuses to keep in step with the rest of the world.”
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