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Grimes Says Her 5-Month-Old Baby Already Has a Lot of Opinions: 'He's Into Radical Art'

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Grimes attends the Marvel Studios "Captain Marvel" premiere on March 4, 2019 in Hollywood, Calif. 

And he's already seen 'Apocalypse Now.'

In an interview with The New York TimesGrimes says her five-month-old son with Elon Musk already has a lot of opinions on art and has seen the R-rated war classic Apocalypse Now. You know, normal baby stuff.

The singer also explained how her experience trying to find soothing music to calm her child that is not the usual "aimless crap" led her to collaborate with a company that builds mood-based soundscapes.

"I’m not insulting babies. I’m just, it’s all very one vibe. I just feel like getting out of the like, ‘Here’s a zebra and a bear in, like, pastel color tones’ energy,” she said of the typical baby products out here. "That’s just one very small sort of creative lens that things can be looked at through.” Because, as she said, babies "do have taste. They definitely like some things. They don’t like other things. They fully have opinions.”

Which explains why baby X Æ A-XII Musk, who now goes by "X," has already seen Apocalypse Now, the legendary bonkers 1979 Francis Ford Coppola Vietnam War epic starring Martin Sheen, Robert Duvall and Marlon Brando. Because he's into "radical art. Like, he just actually is, and I don’t think it’s problematic to engage with them on that level," she said.

The singer, who just goes by "c" now, told the paper that she's been using the app from Endel -- which uses AI to create soundscapes tied to certain moods -- to help herself get to sleep, leading to a collaboration on a ambient soundtrack the company has dubbed "AI Lullaby." The Grimes track is out today, after the singer sought a "better baby sleeping situation" for Lil Musk X.

“When you have a baby, you’re always using white noise machines,” she explained. “It’s much easier to get them to sleep if you train them on some kind of audio situation. And so I was just like, could this be more artistic?” The 32-year-old singer born Claire Boucher was so inspired, in fact, that she roped X -- born in May -- into helping her with the track she made for Endel, bouncing ideas off of him after the first, bell-filled version, "caused tears and general chaos" due to the too-sharp sounds. After some tweaking, the baby smiled more, likely because the eerie piece features her AutoTuned vocals weaved throughout.

“I was basically personally just referencing ambient music I’ve heard, and then kind of trying to make it cuter,” she said. “It’s a bit sparklier, a bit nicer.”

She also shared her thoughts about experiments with machine-learning bots with AI that spread hate-filled messages on Twitter within days as a warning to all of us that we need to keep our eyes wide open. "As soon as A.I. starts engaging, it puts responsibility on all of us to be better humans, because you know, humanity, in 10,000 years, humanity might be long gone,” she told the paper. “And this might be the only consciousness in the universe. So it probably matters quite a bit what we feed it.”

Listen to the Grimes "AI" track below.

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