The artist, who’s real name is Claire Boucher, said she wanted to detach herself from her public persona.
“You just have to totally untether your personality from your public persona,” she told Cultured magazine. “I’m like, I don’t want to use that name anymore. I don’t want to use that face anymore. Because it now stands for something that I don’t agree with.”
She also gave an update on her new album, describing it as “the Voldemort of climate change”
Last month, Grimes said that her next album will be called ‘Miss_Anthropocene’. In a lengthy Instagram post, she also revealed she would release an EP “or a few more singles of synth-based stuff” before the full-length record arrived.
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Now, she has revealed new details about the follow up to her critically acclaimed 2015 record ‘Art Angels’, which topped NME’s Albums Of The Year list that year.
“It’s anthropomorphizing climate change,” she told Cultured magazine. “It’s sort of about this demon of the end of the world, this character that’s like the Voldemort of climate change. She’s relishing the end of the world, and it’s an album about how great fucking climate change is.”
She also revealed three track titles – ‘So Heavy I Fell Through the Earth’, ‘Shall I Compare Thee’, and ‘My Name Is Dark’.
The singer recently branded her last album a “piece of crap” and a “stain on [her] life”.
She continued to explain that she hadn’t tried to make a pop album with ‘Art Angels’ but saw it as more of a “genre exercise” that showed what she could do as a producer. “I just wish I could make music in a vacuum,” she said. “It’s good to make people mad actually, I retract my statement. If you can make people mad without actually hurting anyone, that’s probably a good thing.”