Grimes Thinks SOPHIE’s Name Is “Fucked Up”
Grimes is releasing her highly anticipated new album Art Angels at the end of the week, which means that this is the part of the press cycle where she does a million interviews. And because she’s an interesting person, she usually has some interesting things to say. “There are things I would never say in interviews that are my opinions. I’m way more political than I am publicly — significantly more extreme…There’s lots of people I hate,” she told The Guardian over the weekend. But there are a few moments in the interview where she stops being diplomatic and just speaks her mind. For example, when asked about PC Music, this is what she has to say: “It’s really fucked up to call yourself SOPHIE and pretend you’re a girl when you’re a male producer [and] there are so few female producers…I think it’s really good music. I probably shouldn’t have said that.” And this is Grimes on big set-pieces in live shows: “I’m like, ‘Do you understand how fucking bad it is for the environment for everyone to be having 20,000 lbs of lights and this giant fucking fake set of New York?’ U2 had that giant crab — that’s fucked up…I’m not shitting on U2.” You can read the rest of the article here.