The artist previewed the new song on Discord.
Grimes’ new song is supposedly titled Shinigami Eyes. The title references Japanese manga series Death Note, as well as the time Grimes claimed to have undergone experimental eye film surgery. In the preview, Grimes sings: “Are you ready to die / Got my shinigami eyes on / Everything is fine / Got my shinigami eyes on.” Listen to the snippet below.
🏹🩸👁️ SHINIGAMI EYES 👁️🩸🏹
— GRIMES CHARTS (@GrimezszCharts) June 18, 2021
In 2019, Grimes tweeted that she had shinigami eyes, writing: “I got shinigami eyes. It cost me half my life span but now I can see the true name of everyone and when they will die. Only the real will ones will understand.”
I got shinigami eyes. It cost me half my life span but now I can see the true name of everyone and when they will die. Only the real will ones will understand
— ☾laire de ☾une (@Grimezsz) July 16, 2019
Grimes’ last release – a rave-driven Miss Anthropocene remix album – arrived on on New Year’s Day (1 January). The project featured reworks from the likes of Richie Hawtin, Channel Tres, Modeselektor, ANNA, BloodPop® and more. However, Grimes has hinted at new music – and a new album – on several occasions. Following last week’s release date announcement for video game Elden Ring, for example, she joked that she would have to “cancel my album in order to play this game.”
— ☾laire de ☾une (@Grimezsz) June 11, 2021
Last month, Grimes made a surprise cameo on US comedy show Saturday Night Live. The artist joined partner Elon Musk – who was hosting the show – in a Super Mario-themed courtroom sketch. Grimes played Princess Peach, while Musk played Wario.
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