Grimes Admits She Scrapped Original Follow-Up Album After Fan Reaction To “Go”

"It sucked, so I threw it out and started again"

Sep 12, 2014
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Earlier this summer Grimes, a.k.a. Claire Boucher, released "Go," a brand new song that was originally penned for Rihanna. In a newly published interview with New York Times Magazine, Boucher says that poor reaction to the song caused her ultimately scrap the forthcoming follow-up to her 2012 breakthrough LP Visions. "It upsets a lot of my fans, and I get why it upsets them," says Boucher of the track. "Everybody was like, 'Oh, Grimes is pandering to the radio.’'"

By that point Boucher herself had begun to disassociate herself with the direction she was taking musically. "It sucked," Boucher says, "so I threw it out and started again."

Newly relocated from Vanouver to L.A. Boucher says she's moved away from being reclusive in her recording process, instead "hanging out with people and bouncing ideas off my friends. I’m just making way more music."



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