Grimes says she’ll release ‘surprise’ new album in October

The avant-pop musician previously scrapped a whole record because it was too 'depressing'

Grimes‘ much-anticipated follow-up to 2012’s ‘Visions’ will allegedly be released in October, according to the musician herself.

The singer – real name Claire Boucher – recently revealed that she scrapped a whole album’s worth of new music because it was “depressing”. However, now a new LP looks to be on its way.

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A fan of Boucher’s tweeted at the avant-pop musician asking when her new record is to be expected, with Grimes replying via the social media platform: “Oct!” In other messages to fans, Grimes revealed that the album will be a “surprise release” because all the songs should be “heard together”. She also described the album as “very different” to anything she’s done prior, with “real instruments” used. You can see the Twitter exchanges below.

Speaking about her shelved album in March, Boucher wrote: “The album was scrapped cuz it was depressing and I didn’t want to tour it. I may release it one day. I throw out music all the time, i have almost 1000 gigs of unreleased music on my hard drive. I just want the next album to be as good as possible.”

On her recent single ‘Go’, which was received with a luke-warm response from fans, Grimes continued: “‘Go’ was never on the album anyway, it is a collaboration with a close friend that was released for fans as a ‘Thank you’ for waiting since my album was being delayed. There are only about 4 people on earth who have heard my new music. People’s opinions do not factor into my process. That is all, and hopefully this helps… I’m really not that sad or insecure of a person.”

Last year, Grimes confirmed that she has worked with US MC Lizzo on her new album, while hinting that the record could be a double album.

This summer will see Grimes head on a tour of North America supporting Lana Del Rey.