Grimes just spilled some big secrets regarding her next album.
During a recent fan Q&A, she revealed where she is at in the recording process of her follow up to 2020’s Miss Anthropocene and when fans could expect to hear new music.
It’s been just under a year since Grimes released her last full-length Miss Anthropocene, which recently had an artwork change. Despite the lack of time that has passed, Grimes has been grinding away on more new music. Last year, she teamed up with Ashnikko for the hit “Cry.” More recently, she unveiled two remixes of “My Name Is Dark” and a rave edition of her latest LP.
Now, it looks like she is close to finishing her next album. Grimes recently took part in a fan Q&A for the tech company Endel. Last year, she collaborated with Endel for “AI Lullaby,” a staggering 90-minute ambient track created using her own production and vocals.
During the long, and fast-moving, YouTube chat, Grimes confirmed, via Stereogum, that she in the process of finishing up the vocals and mixing for her next album. As well, she hopes to release new music within the next two months and replied with “SOON” when asked when the new material may arrive.
Another fan also asked which lyrics she is the proudest of her. Her response? Her entire new album.
“MY WHOLE NEW ALBUM,” she says.
— luca 🍝 (@quirkyfication) January 28, 2021
Despite her plans to hopefully release music in the next two months, Grimes says the COVID-19 pandemic could delay those plans. There are also some business deals surrounding the album she still needs to work out.
“MUSIC IS READY BUT BUSINESS IS NOT,” she said. “ALSO DUNNO IF CAN SHOOT MUSIC VIDEOS WITH COVID SO WE SEE.”
Elsewhere in the Q&A, Grimes also confirmed she is teaming up with musician Caroline Polachek for a new project. However, she remained rather tight-lipped on what the project is.
“CAROLINE AND I HAVE STARTED A THING BUT SHES RLY GOOD AT MUSIC AND ITS DAMNED COMPLEX! IM LIKE WTF IS THIS.”
During the chat, she also said that she would be willing to travel to Mars “AFTER AGE 50,” even if it would require her to perform “MANUAL LABOUR UNTIL DEATH.” Her partner and SpaceX founder Elon Musk has openly talked about his desire to take people to Mars through his company.
Both Elon Musk and Grimes have faced criticism due to the coronavirus pandemic. Last year, Musk, who is now the richest person in the world, questioned the efficiency of rapid COVID-19 tests which caused him to earn the viral nickname “Space Karen.” As well, Grimes contracted the virus earlier this year. However, her comments about her recovery raised some eyebrows for all of the wrong reasons.
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