Grimes and Elon Musk recently announced they have a baby on the way. It’s her first, and she’s been figuring out how to juggle work while undergoing a huge change to her life and her body. Thankfully, she has a huge support group at her fingertips. The singer took to Instagram to seek advice from other moms on how to find work-life balance, saying she is struggling with early-on complications while promoting her forthcoming record, Miss_Anthropocene.
In an honest Instagram post, Grimes addressed her pregnancy difficulties, in which she said she feels as though she was “woefully ill prepared” because pregnancy isn’t “as visible or discussed as it should be” and she “just didn’t rly understand” what she was “getting into.” She said she’s struggling with properly devoting time to her album promotion because pregnancy makes working “a lot harder.” Along with physical labor, she said she’s having difficulty with emotional labor as well. In particular, she feels less equipped to deal with online haters.
Luckily help was on the way. In the comments, Grimes received a wealth of encouraging comments and advice from other musicians. Canadian singer Lights told her to “be prepared to cry every day and love it.” Singer/songwriter and actor Chantal Claret also had advice to offer in the comments. “I started being really guilty I had zero energy to work and then realized my energy was going towards creating human life and cut myself slack for having zero energy to work,” Claret said.
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Fake or real? Haha. Wow I’m starting to feel bad haha… how do y’all cope with working and having a baby?? I’m sorry I haven’t been promoting my album properly or on social media more. This whole thing has been a bit of an ordeal. Had some complications early on, a decent second trimester but starting to hurt everywhere at 25 wksz. What were yalls experience w this stuff like? I feel like I was woefully ill prepared cuz I dunno if pregnancy is as visible or discussed as it should be. I just didn’t rly understand what I was getting into. It’s been good too, but it makes working a lot harder. Good at writing and having lots of wild ideas tho, but anything physical is hard. Im also way more emo and less capable of bravery in the face of haters online and stuff haha. But my albums out in a sec so I prob need to get back on here. Don’t mind my emo energy, but curious what other ppls experience was like 🤍🐁🍼 I didn’t even google it, I was just like sure y not hahaha smh
Miss_Anthropocene doesn’t have a firm release date yet, but time will tell if Grimes’ pregnancy pushes back the record’s debut.