Grimes (aka Claire Boucher) has unveiled a great new video for Visions highlight ‘Oblivion’.
Throughout the clip, Grimes takes us on a whistlestop tour of an all-American (or, perhaps, all-Canadian) high-school. We see our heroine crashing a dorm party, hollering at the cheerleaders, hanging with the jocks, and jamming out a moto-rally.
In a way, seeing Boucher japing around in such a mainstream environment emphases the straight-ahead pop elements of her sound. More often than not, however, the disjunct between the glossy images and Boucher’s warped instrumental foregrounds the strangeness of her musical sensibility. The shots of Boucher in a lads’ locker room, surrounded by greased-up athletes pumping iron, are especially creepy.