April 19, 2013 15:10

Grimes on new album: 'I'm two-fifths done'

Electro-pop artist says she wants the follow-up to 'Visions' to 'sound professional'

Grimes on new album: 'I'm two-fifths done'

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Grimes has revealed that she is "two-fifths done" on her new album.

The Canadian electro-pop artist gave details of her new record prior to her show at Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, and rattled off various fractions to explain her progress so far.

She told Billboard : "I'm probably like two-fifths done. I know that's a weird number. I'm more than one-third but less than two-thirds, but I'm not one-half but I'm more than one-quarter."

Grimes, real name Clare Boucher, said that she plans to take her new album to the next level in terms of production. "I feel like it's a step up. I'm really trying to have it sound professional," she explained. "As a producer, I'm trying to challenge myself to just make something that is of a professional quality - not necessarily pop music, but maybe in the sense that Nine Inch Nails is professional quality."

However, Boucher has no plans to head into an expensive studio to achieve better sound quality. While she admits to wanting to make a more "experimental" album, she plans on recording it from the comfort of her own home. "Honestly, it's cheaper for me to build a studio than to rent a studio so I'm in the process", she said. "I just got really nice monitors and I just got a really nice vocal mic a couple of days ago, so I'm just building that."

Last month (March), Grimes revealed that she wants to make a remake '80s cult movie Dune. Boucher is a big fan of the original David Lynch movie and claims it would be her "dream" to make a new film version.

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