Grimes has revealed the details of her upcoming album.
Entitled Miss_Anthrop0cene, the LP is set to be an “ethereal nu-metal” concept album based on “the anthropomorphic Goddess of climate Change”. The Canadian artist also hints that a new EP and a number of singles may be released before the upcoming full-length.
In an Instagram post, she describes the protagonist of the LP as a “psychedelic, space-dwelling demon/ beauty-Queen who relishes the end of the world”. While climate change is “only ever confronted with in a sad/ guilty way”, Grimes wishes to “make climate change fun” on her next album.
She also confirms that lead single We Appreciate Power will be the album’s opener, serving as an introduction into a “pro-AI-propaganda girl group who embody our potential enslavement/destruction at the hands of Artificial General intelligence”. Elsewhere, on the LP, each song will be “a different embodiment of human extinction as depicted through a Pop star Demonology”. Read her post below.
Last week, Grimes announced that the album would be delayed due to it being “2 ambitious”, and released a demo called Pretty Dark to tide fans over. Miss_Anthrop0cene will be the follow-up to 2016’s Art Angels. A release date is yet to be confirmed.
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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