Grimes says “evil” new album is “about how great climate change is”

"I’ll find a way to make that useful to society"

Grimes has said that her forthcoming album will be about making climate change “fun”.

The Canadian artist, who now goes by the name c, will use her fifth album ‘Miss Anthropocene’ to flip the narrative on climate change in a bid to amp up attention on the issue.

“The way I figure it is that climate change sucks and no one wants to read about it because the only time you hear about it is when you’re getting guilted,” she told Crack magazine, adding: “I wanted to make climate change fun.”

The record, which is as yet unfinished but expected to drop later this year, is climate change personified by an anthropomorphic supervillain.

“That’s why I’m making this pro-climate change album,” c added, reasoning that by presenting the matter in an “evil” form may help her to “find a way to make that useful to society.”

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Elsewhere in the interview, c revealed that she is considering releasing an EP ahead of ‘Miss Anthropocene’.

“I just made a bunch of music this month and I’ll probably drop that as an EP first, honestly,” c said. “Just so I can clear my mind to then go back and finish the goddamn album.”

Earlier this month c criticised her last album ‘Art Angels’, calling it both a “piece of crap” and a “stain on [her] life”.

In an interview with Cultured magazine, the 31-year-old discussed her last record in unforgiving terms. “I feel like people really misread it and it feels like a stain on my 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.”