What seems like the cover for a metal album is actually an experimental work of Claire Boucher. Imagine Enya mixed with Lana Del Rey with a tinge of Kesha’s aesthetic. Throw in a layer or two of electronica, and you’ll have the essence of Grimes.
Since it’s relatively experimental work, I’m not sure what to say about it.
Do you enjoy phat yet casual beats? Ethereal vocals? Want to relax? Listen to Grimes.
The video might not make my case as to why this is “good.” I just want to convey that Grimes is unique, and interests me to no end. Then again, in this day and age any electronic music that keeps my attention without having a ‘heavy bass drop’ makes my day.
I think one of the YouTube comments says it best:
What would happen if eight hipsters went for a picnic in the wilderness, bringing with them a retarded stripper, a boa constrictor, a Cadillac Escalade and some medieval weaponry?
So the album is a little weird. She’s on the same record label as Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti. It’s going to be a little peculiar.
I cannot say whether this album is for anyone else or not. I won’t tell you whether it’s good or bad. It reminds me of so many things I enjoy, I can’t seem to shake an objective opinion out.
Normally, I would expect music like this to bore me. I’ve heard other artists in a similar vein do just that. Grimes is easygoing enough, weird enough, but fast enough to keep me engaged. I don’t want the album to end, and that means something.
Not sure what exactly it means except that I like it.