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Hear Grimes discuss the best song she’s ever written

The singer broke down ‘Kill V. Maim’ on the latest Song Exploder podcast

Grimes has appeared on Hrishikesh Hirway’s Song Exploder podcast to discuss the songwriting process behind “Kill V. Maim”.

In the 15-minute clip, the singer breaks down the background behind the Art Angels track, which she describes as “probably my favourite song I’ve ever written”. When asked what inspired it, she claims that it was meant to be “aggressive”, like the soundtrack to an “action sequence of a movie”.

“I had been watching Godfather and Godfather II, and I just had this thing in my mind, this insane movie that would be the Godfather with vampires,” she explains. “A mixture of Godfather and Twilight. I wanted to make the song that would play during the trailer of this fictional movie in my mind.”

Grimes – real name Claire Boucher – adds that the track was one of the most rewarding recording experiences she’s ever had. “I always enjoyed the song, which is more than I can say for most of my songs,” she says. “I think really great music, like over time you start hearing little imperfections in it. For me, the process is by far the best part.”

Listen to the full episode below: