Grimes confirms new album ‘Miss_Anthropocene’

"Each song will be a different embodiment of human extinction."

Grimes has finally confirmed that she’ll return with fifth album ‘Miss_Anthropocene.’

The highly anticipated follow-up to 2015’s ‘Art Angels’ was announced on Instagram, with Claire Boucher giving fans a lengthy explanation about what they can expect from the record.

“It’s called Miss_Anthropocene. It’s a concept album about the anthropomorphic Goddess of climate Change: A psychedelic, space-dwelling demon/ beauty-Queen who relishes the end of the world. She’s composed of Ivory and Oil,” wrote Boucher.

She added: “Each song will be a different embodiment of human extinction as depicted through a Pop star Demonology. The first song ‘we appreciate power’, introduced the pro-AI-propaganda girl group who embody our potential enslavement/destruction at the hands of Artificial General intelligence.”

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New Album: Grimes – Miss_Anthrop0cene 1.  mis·an·thrope noun:  a person who dislikes humankind and avoids human society. 2.  Anthropocene:  The Anthropocene is a proposed epoch dating from the commencement of significant human impact on the Earth’s Geology and ecosystems including, but not limited to, anthropogenic climate change. ———————————— Just fount out my first interview in a few years is coming out tomorrow. I thought the writer was quite smart so hopefully it’s accurate haha. But just in case (cuz I’ve had some p fucked press drama this year) I’m announcing album here first: ———————————-🖤🌸It’s called Miss_Anthropocene. It’s a concept album about the anthropomorphic Goddess of climate Change: A psychedelic, space-dwelling demon/ beauty-Queen who relishes the end of the world. She’s composed of Ivory and Oil (I’ve done some illustrations of her if you scroll down my instagram). ———————————-🧚🏻‍♀️ I love Godly personifications of abstract/ horrific concepts (For example, Mars as the Roman God of War) — so I wanted to update the list to include our modern issues. ———————————-🧬🚬 Each song will be a different embodiment of human extinction as depicted through a Pop star Demonology. The first song ‘we appreciate power’, introduced the pro-AI-propaganda girl group who embody our potential enslavement/destruction at the hands of Artificial General intelligence. ———————————-🤖💣 It’s possible I will drop an EP or a few more singles of synth-based stuff b4 the album because its mostly ethereal nu metal (ish), and I know a lot of ppl miss the synths and whatnot. ———————————- 💫🌋Climate change is something I’m only ever confronted with in a sad/ guilty way…. Reading news and what not… so my goal is to make climate change fun (lol..??)…. uhhh… (I mean, everybody loves a good villain… re: the joker, Queen Beryl).. so maybe it’ll be a bit easier to look at if it can exist as a character and not just abstract doom. ———————————-☢️☣️ More musique soon! <3

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But while Grime didn’t reveal when the album will drop, she says that fans could also expect an EP before it arrives.

“It’s possible I will drop an EP or a few more singles of synth-based stuff b4 the album because its mostly ethereal nu metal (ish), and I know a lot of ppl miss the synths and whatnot,” she said.

Responding to one fan who asked if any collaborations would feature on the record, Boucher also said she’s due to work with rapper Rico Nasty, and finish a track with K-Pop band Loona.

The confirmation of the record comes after Grimes began dropping new music late last year.

After releasing ‘We Appreciate Power’ in November 2018, the singer then shared a snippet of new material in January, which saw her vocals being swamped by excessive bass sounds.

Last week, she shared a demo for a new track called ‘Pretty Dark’ – although she confirmed that it won’t feature on her next record.

Grimes’ last record ‘Art Angels’  was named NME‘s Album Of The Year for 2015, beating the likes of Kendrick LamarLana Del ReyBlur, and A$AP Rocky to the accolade.