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Grimes announces new album Miss_Anthropocene
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Grimes announces her new album Miss_Anthropocene

‘It’s a concept album about the anthropomorphic Goddess of climate change’

The follow-up to Grimes’ earth-moving 2015 album Art Angels has officially been announced. The Canadian producer and musician has shared details about the forthcoming LP, titled Miss_Anthropocene, on her social media. 

Grimes describes it as “a concept album about the anthropomorphic goddess of climate change: a psychedelic, space dwelling demon/ beauty-Queen, who relishes the end of the world”, “composed of Ivory and Oil”.

Miss_Anthropocene will include her earlier single release with frequent collaborator HANA “We Appreciate Power”, which Grimes details “introduced the pro-AI-propaganda girl group who embody our potential enslavement/destruction at the hands of Artificial General Intelligence.” 

‘Anthropocene’ is defined as “relating to or denoting the current geological age, viewed as the period during which human activity has been the dominant influence on climate and the environment”. In simpler terms, it’s a concept that describes the time period we’re living in as defined by serious human impact on the planet. Exploring this idea further, Grimes details that she feels that she’s only ever confronted with climate change in a “sad/guilty way”, playing with a concept that makes it “fun”, and villainous as “a character, and not just abstract doom”. Grimes stans are pretty much getting a cool new word of the day from the artist with each new drop – when she released “We Appreciate Power”, searches for the term ‘capitulate’ (a word lyric) spiked 70 per cent on November 29, the day of the song’s release. Searches for ‘what does capitulate mean’ spiked 500 per cent, and ‘define capitulate’ by 200 per cent. 

“Each song will be a different embodiment of human extinction as depicted through a Pop star Demonology,” Grimes continued. 

The musician did not reveal any release date for the album, but did say she may possibly drop an EP or more singles of “synth-based stuff” before this “mostly ethereal nu metal (ish)” LP to appease fans of her earlier music style. 

“More musique soon!” she concluded.

Grimes shared a demo for “Pretty Dark” with a DIY music video earlier this month, but she claimed it was a song from an AR musical she’s working on, rather than a single. Previously, she shared “Play Destroy” with Poppy and her guest collab with Bring Me the Horizon “Nihilist Blues”.