That Darkbloom split’s great, though Grimes’ side tends to overpower her Montreal cohort d’Eon’s half. It’s not your fault d’Eon: When we posted Laurel Halo’s remix of “Heartbeats,” I mentioned Claire Boucher was taking Grimes to the next level with newer pop-starred tracks like “Vanessa” (and a tour with Lykke Li, etc.). You’ll get a sense of the shift via this wintry Tim Kelly-directed “Crystal Ball” video. Visually, the clip evokes Björk and Karin Dreijer Andersson, but Boucher, clearly an artist to watch, has her own thing going.
Darkbloom is out via Hippos In Tanks. Stream it: