Grimes Announces Long-Awaited New Album Miss_Anthrop0cene

Music News
03/20/2019
Jasmine Albertson
photo by Dave Lichterman

After years of teasing and setbacks, Grimes has announced her follow-up to 2015’s Art Angels.

Titled Miss_Anthrop0cene, the artist formerly known as Claire and now only as c (specifically lowercased and italicized and also the name of the speed of light) took to Instagram to announce it last night ahead of an in-depth interview with The Wall Street Journal that dropped today.

The interview delves into her thoughts of killing off the Grimes moniker and her relationship with Elon Musk. In the Instagram post she calls the new record a “concept album about the anthropomorphic goddess of climate Change.”

Read her post in full below:

New Album: Grimes – Miss_Anthrop0cene
1. mis·an·thrope
noun:
a person who dislikes humankind and avoids human society.
2. Anthropocene: The Anthropocene is a proposed epoch dating from the commencement of significant human impact on the Earth’s Geology and ecosystems including, but not limited to, anthropogenic climate change. ————————————
Just fount out my first interview in a few years is coming out tomorrow. I thought the writer was quite smart so hopefully it’s accurate haha. But just in case (cuz I’ve had some p fucked press drama this year) I’m announcing album here first: ———————————-It’s called Miss_Anthropocene. It’s a concept album about the anthropomorphic Goddess of climate Change: A psychedelic, space-dwelling demon/ beauty-Queen who relishes the end of the world. She’s composed of Ivory and Oil (I’ve done some illustrations of her if you scroll down my instagram). ———————————-‍♀️
I love Godly personifications of abstract/ horrific concepts (For example, Mars as the Roman God of War) — so I wanted to update the list to include our modern issues. ———————————-
Each song will be a different embodiment of human extinction as depicted through a Pop star Demonology. The first song ‘we appreciate power’, introduced the pro-AI-propaganda girl group who embody our potential enslavement/destruction at the hands of Artificial General intelligence. ———————————-
It’s possible I will drop an EP or a few more singles of synth-based stuff b4 the album because its mostly ethereal nu metal (ish), and I know a lot of ppl miss the synths and whatnot. ———————————- Climate change is something I’m only ever confronted with in a sad/ guilty way…. Reading news and what not… so my goal is to make climate change fun (lol..??)…. uhhh… (I mean, everybody loves a good villain… re: the joker, Queen Beryl).. so maybe it’ll be a bit easier to look at if it can exist as a character and not just abstract doom. ———————————-☢️☣️More musique soon! <3
 

No release date has been shared. The news follows last week’s self-declared demo “Pretty Dark” and fall’s “We Appreciate Power.” Watch the video for “Pretty Dark” as well as Grimes’ 2012 KEXP in-studio performance below.

 

 

 

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