Last week, Grimes dropped a self-made video for a very good new song called “REALiTi.” Between that and last summer’s divisive anthem “Go,” many of us are wondering what’s going on with Grimes’ album and with the version of it that she said she “scrapped.” If she’s willing to toss great songs like these out into the ether, then when is she coming with something official? Well, Grimes has written a new letter to her fans, and she basically says not to worry. She has “almost 1000 gigs of unreleased music” on her hard drive. And the reason she scrapped that earlier version of the album wasn’t because of some fans’ negative reaction to “Go” — which, she says, was never meant for the album anyway. It was “cuz it was depressing,” and it may still come out one day. Here’s what she has to say:
I really appreciate the kind words! but the constant/daily reassurance from fans, friends, family, co workers etc. that I ought not to worry about what other people say is truly unnecessary.
I honestly never ‘ditched an album due to negative fan reaction to go.’ Go did really well imo. obviously some people didn’t like it as it was different from my other material, but isn’t that the point of collaborations/ trying to write for other artists?
Some outlets ran w that story for no apparent reason and refuse to amend or take down despite the fact that it’s incorrect and there is no proof that it’s true lol
The rumour is complete nonsense.
The album was scrapped cuz it was depressing and I didn’t want to tour it. I may release it one day. this all happened before Go was ever released.
I throw out music all the time, i have almost 1000 gigs of unreleased music on my hard drive.
I just want the next album to be as good as possible.
Go was never on the album anyway, it is a collaboration with a close friend that was released for fans as a ‘Thank you’ for waiting since my album was being delayed.
There are only about 4 people on earth who have heard my new music.
People’s opinions do not factor into my process.
That is all, and hopefully this helps
I’m really not that sad or insecure of a person
ps another new song i made w my friend jack for HBO’s girls coming out this sunday ! ^_^
(via Grimes’ Tumblr)
The “jack” in question is Fun./Bleachers mastermind Jack Antonoff, and their collaboration will premiere during tomorrow night’s episode of Girls.