Grimes has officially updated the cover art for her most recent album, Miss Anthropocene. The artwork that now appears across streaming platforms was the musician’s original choice, commissioned from one of her “favourite artists”, Rupid Leejm.
Back in April, Grimes explained that she swapped out Leejm’s artwork after she “polled a bunch of ppl and everyone said not to use it,” adding: “but I wish I trusted my gut.” The cover on release day was instead designed by GMUNK and Ryder Ripps.
“I love what we did w Ryder and Gmunk,” says Grimes. “Not hating on that just wish I’d even kept this as the illustration in the program.” Grimes has recently collaborated with Ryder Ripps again, on a new art and merch drop with Maccarone Gallery (which previously hosted the 2020 show where she sold a “fraction of her soul”).
The musician also released a full remix album as her in-game character from Cyberpunk 2077 last week, alongside the official release of her Cyberpunk 2077 track “Delicate Weapon” (listen below).
Miss Anthropocene, meanwhile, has made the list of Dazed’s favourite albums of the year.