The track was originally written for Rihanna and debuted earlier this summer
Grimes has unveiled the music video for her and producer Blood Diamonds’ track ‘Go’.
The video, which can be seen above, features the artist – real name Claire Boucher – dancing and brandishing a sword in the desert, as well as under UV lights. The video was inspired by Dante’s epic poem ‘Inferno’, and casts Boucher as Dante and Blood Diamonds – real name Mike Tucker – as Virgil.
Writing on her blog, Grimes says of the video – which she co-directed with her brother Mac: “It’s supposed to be dante’s inferno (abstractly), different layers of hell etc. super visually inspired by like x men, metal gear, dune. haha, maybe thats too all over the place and doesn’t make sense, but yea, enjoy!”
The video opens with X-Men screenwriter David Hayter reading the opening lines from the ‘Inferno’. “My work has been super inspired by X-Men and the Metal Gear games lately, so I was very honoured to have David read the opening lines of the inferno,” commented Boucher.
The song debuted in June and was originally written for Rihanna before being rejected by the ‘Umbrella’ singer. The news was announced on Twitter when Grimes revealed she’d be playing three new songs at the New York’s Governors Ball Music Festival. Boucher wrote, “For those at gov ball, u should stick around for my final song because its special & top secret & new, actually im playin 3 new songs… but the last song is one me and @BLOOD_DIAMOND5 wrote for rihanna but they turned it down it so its kinda different from regular grimes”.