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Grimes Shares Video for “Idoru”

Miss Anthropocene Out Now via 4AD

Feb 27, 2020 Grimes
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Grimes (aka Claire Boucher) released a new album, Miss Anthropocene, last week via 4AD (stream it here). Now she has shared a video for the album’s closing track, “Idoru.” It’s fairly on brand for Grimes. In the video, which features a shorter version of the track, she sings and dances to the song, while surrounded by cherry blossoms. Watch it below.

Boucher had this to say about the video on Instagram: “Technically this was a camera test that ended up being a weirdly emotional performance so… don’t expect the fanciest visual ever haha, but we noticed ‘Idoru’ has become a fan favorite and I wanted to express my appreciation to y’all. This has been by far the most rewarding album release wk of my life/ career etc. not a day goes by where I’m not overwhelmed w gratitude that my passion is my work. Thanks so much to all of you who bothered to tune in to Miss Anthropocene.”

In 2018 Grimes shared a brand new song for our future AI overlords, “We Appreciate Power,” via a lyric video for the track, and also stopped by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon to perform the song (where she was joined by HANA, who is featured on the song). “We Appreciate Power” was said to be the first track from her forthcoming fifth album, the follow-up to 2015’s Art Angels. In March 2019 she shared a new demo, “Pretty Dark,” which she said was not from the new album. Then in September 2019 she shared the new song “Violence,” via a self-directed video for the track. The song featured i_o, a techno DJ/producer, and was #2 on our Songs of the Week list. Then when the details of Miss Anthropocene were announced in November 2019 she shared another new song from the album, “So Heavy I Fell Through the Earth,” which was also one of our Songs of the Week. Then she shared another song from it, “My Name Is Dark,” which again was one of our Songs of the Week. Then in December she shared another new song, “4ÆM,” and performed it at the 2020 Game Awards, as the song is also featured on the soundtrack to the game Cyberpunk 2077. Then Grimes shared one last pre-release single, “Delete Forever,” which she said was about the opioid epidemic, was written the night Lil Peep died, and had a “Wonderwall” vibe (referencing the Oasis song).

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