Grimes Announces New Album 'Miss_Anthropocene,' Outlines Project

The latest from the avant-garde pop star.

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Avant-garde artist Grimes is returning after releasing Art Angels back in 2015. In a recent announcement, the musician revealed that her new album, titled Miss_Anthropocene, will be coming soon, releasing an outline of the project’s meaning and thematic underlay, as well as mentioning the possibility of an EP or “a few more singles of synth-based stuff” before the project gets to see the light of day. 

After last year’s spout with her label 4AD, where she claimed that they were diluting her image on her upcoming “highly collaborative” project — something many fans took note of considering her first album “Visions” has remained the artist’s staple project.

The announcement of the upcoming project comes at a canny time, with Grimes releasing a new music video last week for her standalone demo “Pretty Dark,” following up her 2018 single “We Appreciate Power.” Sharing to her fans via Instagram, the artist stated that the upcoming project is “a concept album about the anthropomorphic Goddess of Climate Change: a psychedelic, space-dwelling demon/beauty-Queen who relishes the end of the world,” continuing forth by adding that “each song will be a different embodiment of human extinction as depicted through a pop star Demonology,” going on to explain the meaning behind various tracks. By the looks of it, Grimes hasn’t swayed from her peculiar quintessence, a uniqueness so outlandishly idiosyncratic to her identity as an artist that it has driven a cult-like following of fans and onlookers alike.

You can check out her entire announcement below. Are you excited for what’s to come from the trailblazing artist?

In case you missed it, we recently caught up with Honne to learn about the challenges they face while making their third album.

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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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