Grimes Announces New Concept Album, Teases Features With Loona & Rico Nasty

Eli Russell Linnetz
Grimes

Grimes took to Instagram to announce an upcoming album entitled Miss_Anthropocene in a detailed post on Tuesday (March 19).

“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,” Grimes wrote alongside a photo of the pink-haired singer-songwriter, adding, “She’s composed of Ivory and Oil.”

She also mentioned her previously released song, “We Appreciate Power” featuring Hana, as an introduction to the “pro-AI-propaganda girl group who embody our potential enslavement/destruction at the hands of Artificial General intelligence.”

Echoing her previous post along with the recently released stand-alone demo, "Pretty Dark," Grimes also wrote that she might even drop an EP or a “few more singles of synth-based stuff” before Miss_Anthropocene. This project would be the follow-up to her 2015 debut LP Art Angels.

As she explained in her post, the project will center around climate change. “Each song will be a different embodiment of human extinction as depicted through a Pop star Demonology,” she wrote.

“Climate change is something I’m only ever confronted with in a sad/ guilty way…. Reading news and what not,” she concluded. “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.”

As for features, the singer responded to a fan, writing: “Im supposed to text with Rico nasty tomorrow. And I shuld prob finish that track with Loona, so hopefully those work out.”

See Grimes' full announcement 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

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