Grimes is on the cover of this month’s issue of V magazine, and in the accompanying story, she talks a little bit about where her headspace is at in the year since releasing Art Angels, the best album of 2015. (It turns one this Saturday! Let’s celebrate somehow…) Here’s Claire Boucher:
I’m really vibing on making something really slow and gorgeous that just breathes, and has room to breathe. I feel like my work has always been fast paced, kinetic, and almost just manic and I feel like for me the hardest thing I can do is make something that’s slow and heavy. I’m so ADD in my work; I really want to push myself into something that would be slower and more reflective.
She also talks more about how she wants to eventually transition over to more behind-the-scenes work, saying that she sees her value more as a producer than a singer:
Honestly, I don’t feel very confident in myself as a singer. As I get older, I’m probably going to try to be more involved in the behind-the-scenes work, and less involved in being the front person. I think where my pride in my work lies is in my production, editing, and directing. I’m not a trained musician; this is something that happened almost randomly. I’d rather be compared to my peers who are producers—I think that’s a world where I’m capable at achieving at a higher level.
And she mentioned that she just wrapped up shooting a video with Janelle Monáe for “Venus Fly,” which … hell yes! It’d be Art Angels’ 11th video after the guerrilla-style videos we got last month.
Read the full story here.