Grimes is releasing new music this week


The singer will be dropping new material on 29 November.

Earlier today (26 November), Grimes (aka Claire Boucher) announced via her Twitter page that she will be bringing out new music this week. The tweet also publicised her rebranded web store.

A stopwatch has been added to her website which appears to be counting down to midnight (EST) on Thursday. Boucher’s Instagram feed has also been cleared, except for four posts uploaded in quick succession that bear her new Граймс logo.

Граймс appears to spell the singer’s recording name in the Mongolian Cyrillic alphabet. This emblem also features prominently on the sticker pack and trio of t-shirts now available for purchase via her web store

In February of this year, Boucher announced that new music would in “realistically, fall”. However, within the same month, she also stated that there would be “no music coming anytime soon after all,” thanks to the “trash” music industry. The changed image description, spotted by an eagle-eyed Reddit user, was added to a post describing music from her forthcoming fifth album. Later, in May, she revealed a working tracklist for the upcoming LP.

Whilst she has yet to release the long-awaited follow-up to 2015’s Art Angels, Boucher has remained in the public eye after collaborations with the likes of Janelle Monáe, Loona, Euringer, and Poppy. Additionally, she piqued fans’ interest with snippets of her new material shared over Twitter, and an appearance in an Apple advert featuring the unreleased song That’s What the Drugs are for.