During her DJ set at Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas over the weekend, Grimes played an unreleased song titled ‘Welcome To The Opera’.
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The track opened the musician’s evening set at the festival on Saturday night (May 21). It’s a collaboration with producer Anyma, who Grimes tagged in a tweet when confirming its title.
She later tweeted indicating that she would be dropping a demo of the song if Anyma was onboard, but that she’d still like to edit the song more before the final version is officially released.
Welcome to the Opera 🧚🏻♀️🐉 grimes x @anyma_eva
— 𝔊𝔯𝔦𝔪𝔢𝔰 (⌛️,⏳) ᚷᚱᛁᛗᛖᛋ (@Grimezsz) May 21, 2022
Becuz it was a livestream I will prob drop the demo if Anyma is down but I would still like to edit the song more which will prob make u all hate me but just so it’s online for sum time https://t.co/blB4hbtqmW
— 𝔊𝔯𝔦𝔪𝔢𝔰 (⌛️,⏳) ᚷᚱᛁᛗᛖᛋ (@Grimezsz) May 22, 2022
While the DJ set didn’t draw heavily on her own music, Grimes did drop a Bloodpop remix of her ‘Miss Anthropocene’-era cut ‘We Appreciate Power’. Hana, who features on the song, joined Grimes onstage as it was played.
Watch Grimes play ‘Welcome to the Opera’ and ‘We Appreciate Power’ below.
— grimes loops ✧ (@grimesloops) May 22, 2022
Elsewhere in her set, Grimes incorporated elements of Prince‘s ‘When Doves Cry’, Doja Cat‘s ‘Mooo!’, Enya‘s ‘Orinoco Flow (Sail Away)’, Radiohead‘s ‘Creep’, Mariah Carey‘s ‘All I Want for Christmas Is You’, Richard Wagner’s classical piece ‘Ride of the Valkyries’ and more.
Though a release date is yet to confirmed, Grimes’ new album ‘Book 1’ is expected sometime this year, following on from 2020’s ‘Miss Anthropocene’.