Singer Grimes has announced her next upcoming album, Miss_Anthrop0cene, via Instagram. After a relatively quiet few years in terms of music from Grimes, fans were happily surprised to find the singer’s post on social media yesterday. The post details the meaning behind the name of the album, as well as confirming that Grimes’ recent 2018 single, “We Appreciate Power,” will be featured on the record. In her explanation of the record, Grimes details how climate change is a very important issue to her and she wanted to do something to make the issue more accessible. In her opinion, climate change is only ever talked about in a foreboding sense, and Grimes wants to use this album to represent the issue in a more personified and easily identifiable way. The album will be about a goddess of climate change created by Grimes, creating a character to portray the issue in a human form. Grimes has been known for her strong artistic vision in her work, and her newest album will be no exception.
Miss_Anthrop0cene will be Grimes’ first full length album since Art Angels in 2015. The album brought the electronic pop singer farther into the spotlight, after she gained initial fame with the album Visions in 2012. The song “Flesh Without Blood” from Art Angels is Grimes’ highest charting hit yet, topping out at #23 on the Billboard Hot 100. More recently, Grimes’ song “We Appreciate Power” gave fans insight into what the new album will look like. The track is an intense electronic-influenced rock song that features a wide range of Grimes’ musical talents. If the single is any indication of the rest of the album, Grimes has a great album coming up soon. The Instagram post where Grimes announced Miss_Anthrop0cene can be found below.
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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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