If you agree that Grimes’ fifth studio album, Miss Anthropocene, was one of the highlights of this year, then good news: the musician has announced a forthcoming remix album. Titled Miss Anthropocene Rave Edition, the record is set to arrive on New Year’s Day.
While that means you won’t quite be able to ring in 2021 with new Grimes remixes, you will be able to kick off the year with reworked tracks by longtime Grimes collaborator BloodPop, techno innovator Richie Hawtin, Modeselektor, Channel Tres, and more.
Miss Anthropocene Rave Edition also includes a couple of original remixes from Grimes – including a take on “4ÆM” – that debuted in a recent DJ mix under her Cyberpunk 2077 pseudonym, Lizzy Wizzy. (View more highlights from the video game’s soundtrack here.)
Earlier this month, she also swapped out the artwork for the 2020 album cover, reverting to an original piece she commissioned from one of her “favourite artists”, Rupid Leejm. While she loved the release-day artwork by GMUNK and Ryder Ripps, she explains, it wasn’t her first choice. “I polled a bunch of ppl and everyone said not to use it (??),” she says of Leejm’s artwork. “I wish I trusted my gut.”