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Grimes Announced ‘Miss_Anthropocene,’ A Concept Album About The Psychedelic ‘Goddess Of Climate Change’

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Grimes has been teasing a new album since the end of last year when she released the single “We Appreciate Power,” and last week, she shared a demo called “Pretty Dark.” There’s been no concrete news about a new record until now: Last night, the musician made a post on Instagram announcing that her next album is call Miss_Anthropocene. She didn’t offer any official info like a tracklist or release date or anything like that, but she described the record:

“It’s a concept album about the anthropomorphic Goddess of climate Change: A psychedelic, space-dwelling demon/ beauty-Queen who relishes the end of the world. […] Each song will be a different embodiment of human extinction as depicted through a Pop star Demonology. The first song ‘we appreciate power’, introduced the pro-AI-propaganda girl group who embody our potential enslavement/destruction at the hands of Artificial General intelligence.”

She also said that she “wrote, produced and engineered the entire album besides one song that I co-produced,” and when asked if she’d continue to post demos like “Pretty Dark,” she responded, “Yeah! Lo fi cute synth-based fae songs will be coming periodically to offset the album’s harsh vibes.”

Find Grimes’ full announcement post below.

“New Album: Grimes – Miss_Anthrop0cene
1. mis·an·thrope
noun:
a person who dislikes humankind and avoids human society.
2. Anthropocene: The Anthropocene is a proposed epoch dating from the commencement of significant human impact on the Earth’s Geology and ecosystems including, but not limited to, anthropogenic climate change. ————————
Just fount out my first interview in a few years is coming out tomorrow. I thought the writer was quite smart so hopefully it’s accurate haha. But just in case (cuz I’ve had some p fucked press drama this year) I’m announcing album here first: ———————–It’s called Miss_Anthropocene. It’s a concept album about the anthropomorphic Goddess of climate Change: A psychedelic, space-dwelling demon/ beauty-Queen who relishes the end of the world. She’s composed of Ivory and Oil (I’ve done some illustrations of her if you scroll down my instagram). ———————–‍
I love Godly personifications of abstract/ horrific concepts (For example, Mars as the Roman God of War) — so I wanted to update the list to include our modern issues. ———————–
Each song will be a different embodiment of human extinction as depicted through a Pop star Demonology. The first song ‘we appreciate power’, introduced the pro-AI-propaganda girl group who embody our potential enslavement/destruction at the hands of Artificial General intelligence. ———————–
It’s possible I will drop an EP or a few more singles of synth-based stuff b4 the album because its mostly ethereal nu metal (ish), and I know a lot of ppl miss the synths and whatnot. ———————– Climate change is something I’m only ever confronted with in a sad/ guilty way…. Reading news and what not… so my goal is to make climate change fun (lol..??)…. uhhh… (I mean, everybody loves a good villain… re: the joker, Queen Beryl).. so maybe it’ll be a bit easier to look at if it can exist as a character and not just abstract doom. ———————–
More musique soon!”

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