Grimes says new record could be a double album

Canadian artist is 'half-way through' follow up to 2012's 'Visions'

Grimes has revealed that she is half way through making her next album and suggested it could be a double album.

Despite comments made in a recent interview that she had “scrapped” the follow up to 2012 record ‘Visions’, the Canadian artist, real name Claire Boucher, was upbeat about new material in an interview with Radio 1’s Annie Mac, which was broadcast last night (September 14).

Asked by Mac how it felt to be approaching the release of her fourth album, Grimes stepped back from the suggestion new music will arrive soon, stating: “I don’t know if its the precipice per se, I’m maybe half way done. I feel very good and stressed out, if that makes sense.”

She then went on to say: “I’m kind of thinking about making a double album, half-way crazy experimental and half-way pop. I’m trying to figure out how to do it well.”

Elsewhere in the interview, Boucher revealed that she has been spending time catching up on popular culture in recent months after getting her first television in eight years. “I didn’t know what the Kardashians were,” she said. “It’s the same with music, I didn’t know who The Killers were. People think I’m being sarcastic but I just didn’t know.”

Grimes also contributed a bedtime mix for listeners, selecting songs by Aphex Twin, Portishead and Patsy Cline among others. On the subject of Cline, she said: “When I go to bed I like to listen to nostalgic things. My grandparents played Patsy Cline to me on vinyl so that’s engrained in my brain as bedtime music.”

Listen to Grimes’ mix for Radio 1 here.