As 2014 winds down, it seems safe to call Grimes’ dance-pop bacchanal “Go” the year’s most divisive song, at least in this particular corner of the internet. While the song doesn’t appear to announce a grand new direction for Claire Boucher’s music, it’s still a fascinating piece of music. Grimes has now shared an early demo version of the track, one she thinks is the original. It’s a little more lo-fi than the final version, and the Blood Diamonds breakdown is a whole lot weirder in this version, but the bones of the song are very much there from jump. Below, listen to the demo and read some words from Grimes about it.
haha james just sent me this weird demo of go, considering the wackiness of the breakdown i assume this is the orig demo cuz we were extremely caffeinated that day
in any case i dunno if its particularly different from the ‘final version’ but im always interested in hearing demo versions of things so i figured yall mite b. i think we mighta mixed a bit of the soul out of it in retrospect, i appreciate the absurdity of mike’s 2nd drop, the thicker snares in the intro etc. its a bit more crowded
also these are demo vocals for songwriting purposes only and they suck a lot so dont mind them.
** also have no idea how this leaked but it doesn’t seem to hurt anything that it exists
(via Grimes’ Tumblr)
This song still rules.