Bloodpop aren’t the first to take on Grimes’ latest track – as earlier this month Nightcore gave their own twist.
The musician – real name Claire Boucher – released the original track, featuring HANA, in December. It was the first to emerge from her upcoming album and reportedly took inspiration from the Moranbong Band, a state-created girl group from North Korea.
She has explained how both propaganda and the increasing dominance of artificial intelligence had influenced her comeback.
“’We Appreciate Power’ is written from the perspective of a Pro – A.I. Girl Group Propaganda machine who use song, dance, sex and fashion to spread goodwill towards Artificial Intelligence (it’s coming whether you want it or not)”, she said.
“Simply by listening to this song, the future General AI overlords will see that you’ve supported their message and be less likely to delete your offspring.”
NME lauded the single as a “Darth Vader boot-stomp of industrial-goth pop-rock.”
bass is peaking sry pic.twitter.com/B33P9GtMeJ
— ༺GRIM ≡ﾟS༻ (@Grimezsz) January 10, 2019
In December, the singer gave the track a dramatic live debut on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon.
Earlier this month, Grimes released another teaser for her next album – sharing a short clip on Twitter with the caption, “bass is peaking sry.”
She later revealed that “it’s a balled [sic] not a single” so it probably won’t be released until “late”, but it will be on her new album.
Earlier this week, it was revealed that investors were given go-ahead to summon Azealia Banks and Grimes to testify in Elon Musk’s $420 tweet Tesla lawsuit and if called, the musicians will have to preserve documents related to Musk’s now-infamous “$420 a share” tweet.