Grimes, aka ‘c’ as per her recent name change, has shared on Instagram the announcement of her next studio album - titled ‘Miss_Anthropocene’. The album name is a play on two words; ‘misanthrope’ - a person disliking humanity, and ‘anthropocene’ - the scientific name for the current global epoch.
Lately, things have been getting consistently mysterious on the Grimes front - from the nu-metal hit ‘We Appreciate Power’ starring herself and friend Hana in Tesla’s unopened Boring Company tunnel, to the recent song ‘Pretty Dark’ - allegedly not actually by Grimes but one of her new sub-egos called Dark. It seems that ‘Miss_Anthropocene’ will be no different if c’s description of it in the caption is anything to attest to; "It’s a concept album about the anthropomorphic Goddess of climate Change. A psychedelic, space-dwelling demon/beauty-Queen who relishes the end of the world." says Grimes, "She’s composed of Ivory and Oil." Apparently though, Grimes does not aim to paint climate change in a bad light.
New Album: Grimes - Miss_Anthrop0cene 1. mis·an·thrope noun: a person who dislikes humankind and avoids human society. 2. Anthropocene: The Anthropocene is a proposed epoch dating from the commencement of significant human impact on the Earth’s Geology and ecosystems including, but not limited to, anthropogenic climate change. ———————————— Just fount out my first interview in a few years is coming out tomorrow. I thought the writer was quite smart so hopefully it’s accurate haha. But just in case (cuz I’ve had some p fucked press drama this year) I’m announcing album here first: ———————————-It’s called Miss_Anthropocene. It’s a concept album about the anthropomorphic Goddess of climate Change: A psychedelic, space-dwelling demon/ beauty-Queen who relishes the end of the world. She’s composed of Ivory and Oil (I’ve done some illustrations of her if you scroll down my instagram). ——————————— I love Godly personifications of abstract/ horrific concepts (For example, Mars as the Roman God of War) — so I wanted to update the list to include our modern issues. ———————————-Each song will be a different embodiment of human extinction as depicted through a Pop star Demonology. The first song ‘we appreciate power’, introduced the pro-AI-propaganda girl group who embody our potential enslavement/destruction at the hands of Artificial General intelligence. ———————————- It’s possible I will drop an EP or a few more singles of synth-based stuff b4 the album because its mostly ethereal nu metal (ish), and I know a lot of ppl miss the synths and whatnot. ———————————- Climate change is something I’m only ever confronted with in a sad/ guilty way…. Reading news and what not… so my goal is to make climate change fun (lol..??)…. uhhh… (I mean, everybody loves a good villain... re: the joker, Queen Beryl).. so maybe it’ll be a bit easier to look at if it can exist as a character and not just abstract doom. ———————————- More musique soon! <3
Each song on the album will be a different interpretation of human extinction, and in the meantime a few more singles and EPs may be shared.
In her first interview in a couple of years, Grimes spoke of wanting to be free of the whole Grimes moniker - hence the name change - and that she doesn’t like being confined by the branding she came up with in 2009. “If you say you’re something, then people get super upset if you appear to be a different thing,” she says. She knows some of her fans don’t like her new music, and she plans on moving on soon - killing Grimes, so to speak.
For now though, we have a new album to look froward to, new music videos being planned, and then whatever weird and wonderful, fantastical augmented reality world c decides to take us to next.
Listen to 'Pretty Dark' below...