Grimes takes Halloween to new levels in her freaky video

The Dazed coverstar dresses up as a murderous angel and a blood-soaked Marie Antoinette in ‘Flesh Without Blood/Life in the Vivid Dream’

Who said that angels had to be nice all the time? Sometimes they want to rebel just like the rest of us. Although we have to say that plunging a knife into Marie Antoinette goes a bit too far, even by our standards.

In Grimes’ latest self-directed video, a 2-part epic for new tracks “Flesh Without Blood” and “Life in the Vivid Dream”, the Dazed cover star plays the part of the murderous angel, a suited zorro-like middle-man and a neon-coloured Marie Antoinette-style character (who doesn’t let being stabbed ruin her walk around the gardens). The video is divided into Act 1 and Act 2 and sees the various characters dance around to the euphoric, synth-stuffed tracks amidst their blood-soaked adventures.

The tracks themselves will appear on her eagerly awaited fourth album Art Angels, which she has now revealed will be available digitally on November 6, with a physical version coming on December 11. Read the tracklist below, which features a collaboration with Janelle Monáe.

Art Angels:

01 laughing and not being normal 
02 California 
03 SCREAM [ft. Aristophanes]
04 Flesh without Blood 
05 Belly of the beat 
06 Kill V. Maim 
07 Artangels 
08 Easily 
09 Pin 
10 Realiti 
11 World Princess part II 
12 Venus Fly [ft. Janelle Monáe]
13 Life in the Vivid Dream 
14 Butterfly