A few weeks ago, experimental electro-pop artist Grimes (née Claire Boucher) debuted three new songs from her upcoming album at New York’s Governor’s Ball. One of those songs was “Go,” a track Boucher originally wrote for labelmate Rihanna (who, as the story goes, turned it down). Now, Grimes has officially released the song — and it seems to be a preview of a much-anticipated (but still very hush-hush) follow-up to 2012’s highly acclaimed Visions.
“Go” doesn’t sound quite like anything Grimes has done before — it’s sultry and has a radio-friendly dubstep influence that might pave the way for her entrance into the mainstream pop world. But the distinctive otherworldliness we’ve come to associate with Grimes is undeniable here. Take a listen to “Go” here:
In response to the positive response the song has received, Grimes posted this grateful tweet:
u know releasing a song thats so different from my usual music is stressful, but yall r bein SO damn nice!!! gracias ^_^
— Grimes (@Grimezsz) June 27, 2014