Grimes Shares New Song "Pretty Dark"

Music News
03/14/2019
Jasmine Albertson
photo by Matthew B. Thompson

Grimes unveiled a new video on YouTube today of a song called “Pretty Dark.” She claims the song is “NOT A SINGLE lol just a demo” but that’s also what she said when she dropped “Realiti” in 2015 and that ended up on Art Angels, so perhaps that line is just a way for her to feel less pressure throwing songs out. The clip is relatively simple, focusing on a selfie video of Grimes using filters, while the background images feature high-quality footage from unreleased videos DP’d by Mac Boucher.

According to Grimes, since her upcoming record is taking so long to finish, she’s planned to just “ start casually dropping stuff as I see fit. Been doing this exercise where I try to write and produce a whole song in like ~1-2 hrs.” She’s also making an AR musical in which there are different “sub-members” within Grimes “(The art angels, as it were lol). (Kinda like the Loona sub-bands X the Gorillaz?..psychedelic post k pop-ish fake band for my non-Grimes musical ventures).”

The character for the song “Pretty Dark” is aptly named Dark. The song is honestly an amazingly well-made pop song, so hopefully it ends up somewhere besides YouTube.

Watch the video for “Pretty Dark” as well as Grimes’ 2012 KEXP in-studio performance below.

 

 

 

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