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Grimes announces new concept album ‘Miss_Anthrop0cene’

The record, release date TBA, is about a 'psychedelic, space-dwelling demon/ beauty-Queen who relishes the end of the world'

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Four years after gifting us with Art Angels, Grimes is ready to birth a new full-length record, the pleasantly complicated opus Miss_Anthrop0cene, which she detailed last night on Instagram and twitter.

And considering all the details the Canadian singer and producer laid out in her posts, it’s no wonder that the new album has been taking so long. Miss_Anthrop0cene, release date TBA, will be a concept album “about the anthropomorphic Goddess of climate Change” and will mostly consist of songs that are “ethereal nu metal (ish).”

Who is this goddess? “A psychedelic, space-dwelling demon/ beauty-Queen who relishes the end of the world,” Grimes says.

Oh.

She elaborated further on the heady idea, explaining the connection to her 2018 single “We Appreciate Power” as well: “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.”

Grimes also shared that she might release and EP or additional singles of more synth-based tracks before Miss_Anthropocene drops, although like the album release date, this is all still to be determined.

Check out the full post below, and peep her new demo for a separate project from last week here.

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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

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