Grimes gave fans a little Thanksgiving gift when she dropped the latest track from her upcoming Miss_Anthrop0cene album on Friday morning (Nov. 29). The spooky, grinding “My Name is Dark” was written, produced, performed and engineered by the singer (according to a YouTube description) and features the insomniac refrain, “I don’t go to sleep anymore/ (I hear they’re calling my line)/ I don’t go to sleep anymore/ The boy is such a bore, the girl is such a bore.”
With a propulsive, insistent beat, thrumming bass and the singer’s signature pitched-up vocals on lines about “the girl who plays with fire,” the pop-splashed “Dark” is reminiscent of the more radio-friendly tracks from 2015’s breakthrough Art Angels album. Miss is due out on Feb. 21 on 4AD and so far fans have gotten a hefty preview courtesy of the tracks “We Appreciate Power,” “So Heavy I Fell Through the Earth” and “Violence.”
It’s been four years since the release of Angels and Grimes recently promised fans that the new project is “way done.”
Listen to “My Name is Dark” below.