Grimes Says New Album Is By Far Her Greatest Work: “I Literally Don’t Care If Anyone Listens To This Shit”

Theo Wargo/Getty Images

Grimes Says New Album Is By Far Her Greatest Work: “I Literally Don’t Care If Anyone Listens To This Shit”

Theo Wargo/Getty Images

This past week, Grime attended the Met Gala, rocking a Dune-inspired look that included a sleek facemask, a “secret book,” and a gigantic sword. Credit where it’s due: She looked cool as hell. While she was getting ready for the big to-do, Grimes also did a Vogue video interview where she talked about the forthcoming follow-up to her 2020 album Miss Anthropocene. Grimes has already said a lot about the as-yet-untitled new LP, which will supposedly be a space opera about a lesbian artificial intelligence. She’s also teased clips of new songs on Discord and TikTok. In that Vogue interview, she makes some grand pronouncements about it.

Grimes, characteristically, makes a lot of grand pronouncements in that interview. She’ll eventually go to space, for instance, but she’ll probably wait until she’s 50. On the new album Grimes had this to say:

I’m just finishing an album, and I think it is by far my greatest work that I’ve ever done. I actually just made the last song for it, like, two nights ago.

I think I went into this like, “I’m going to sign to a major label, and I’m going to be a really big artist” and all this stuff. And then in that process, I started being like, “No.” I just literally don’t care if anyone listens to this shit. I just want it to be, like, great. I want it to be unequivocally great art.

Here’s the video:

When she got to the Met, Grimes also did a quick interview with former Broad City star Ilana Glazer, and she made a request of President Biden:

I love America. I know you’re not supposed to say that, but I think everyone who cares about art comes here and all the best art in the world is here. So please let me have my green card, President Biden.

https://twitter.com/iizzywizzy/status/1437563069350154244?s=21

    more from News

    Hi. It looks like you're using an ad blocker.

    As an independent website, we rely on our measly advertising income to keep the lights on. Our ads are not too obtrusive, promise. Would you please disable adblock?