Grimes – “Scream” (Feat. Aristophanes)

At the beginning of the week, Grimes shared the Tumblr-ready video for “Flesh Without Blood” and “Life In The Vivid Dream,” two tracks from her impending album Art Angels. Both of them, but especially “Flesh Without Blood,” sounded like actual pop songs, and while we thought they were great, some of you missed the weirdness. Well, Grimes has just dropped another single from Art Angels, and it sure as hell isn’t anything close to a mainstream pop song. “Scream” is the “nu-metal” track with the Taiwanese rapper Aristophanes that she’s been talking about, and while it doesn’t sound like “Flesh Without Blood,” it doesn’t sound like the airy, spectral haze of Visions either. Aristophanes mutters and growls and screams over electric guitar and martial drums and gym class whistles, but there’s a punchy clarity in the assault. Listen below.

“Scream” is out now, and Art Angels is out next Friday (11/6) via 4AD. Pre-order it here.