Grimes has won NME’s Album Of The Year 2015 with her masterful fourth album ‘Art Angels’. Find out more about the star and in the NME cover shoot below, and read the full cover feature here.
Grimes has half a dozen YouTube videos with views in the millions. She's also a critically acclaimed musician signed to Jay Z’s Roc Nation management. Her glitchy, ethereal electronica appeals to art school kids, sci-fi fans, hipster music blogs and high fashion designers.
Born and raised in Vancouver, Boucher moved to Montreal to study at McGill University, with thoughts of becoming an neuroscientist. That fell by the wayside when she discovered the city’s DIY party scene. In 2010 she released two strangely beautiful electronica records: ‘Geidi Primes’, a concept album about Frank Herbert’s fantasy novel Dune, and ‘Halfaxa’.
'Art Angels' wasn't produced on Adderall, but it was all her own work. Earlier this year, she posted an Instagram picture captioned “Fillin out tha paperwork”, which showed a list of engineer and producer credits for the songs on ‘Art Angels’. Every line simply read: ‘Claire Boucher’.
“I feel like Grimes is the uncool pop star,” she says. “I want to be inclusive. I feel like a lot of people don’t feel cool. If you like comic books and technology, then maybe you like Grimes.”
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