Grimes returned to The Tonight Show to tackle the topic of artificial intelligence with a magnetic rendition of “We Appreciate Power” alongside frequent co-collaborator HANA on Monday night (Dec. 10).
The mechanical performance had Grimes sitting blindfolded and cross-legged at the front of the stage. Two dancers donning triton-like objects circled around each other on a rotating platform on Grimes’ left, while HANA pushed along the song with grungy guitar riffs on her right. Wearing white, they all glowed in the flashy blue lights.
Grimes and HANA opened with the hypnotic, urgent refrain: “What will it take to make you capitulate?/ We appreciate power/ We appreciate power.”