Canadian artist sets the record straight.
Following the release of new song ‘Go’ last year, rumours emerged that Montreal’s Claire Boucher had scrapped her new album due to some of the negative fan reactions to the song.
Grimes took to her Tumblr yesterday to dispel the long-standing rumours, stating in no uncertain terms that fan reactions never affected the decision. Rather she felt the album was depressing and she didn’t want to tour it. She may yet release it one day.
Earlier this week, ‘Realiti’, one of the demos from this lost album surfaced.
Read the full statement below:
I really appreciate the kind words! but the constant/daily reassurance from fans, friends, family, co workers etc. that I ought not to worry about what other people say is truly unnecessary.
I honestly never ‘ditched an album due to negative fan reaction to go.’ Go did really well imo. obviously some people didn’t like it as it was different from my other material, but isn’t that the point of collaborations/ trying to write for other artists?
Some outlets ran w that story for no apparent reason and refuse to amend or take down despite the fact that it’s incorrect and there is no proof that it’s true lol
The rumour is complete nonsense.
The album was scrapped cuz it was depressing and I didn’t want to tour it. I may release it one day. this all happened before Go was ever released.
I throw out music all the time, i have almost 1000 gigs of unreleased music on my hard drive.
I just want the next album to be as good as possible.
Go was never on the album anyway, it is a collaboration with a close friend that was released for fans as a ‘Thank you’ for waiting since my album was being delayed.
There are only about 4 people on earth who have heard my new music.
People’s opinions do not factor into my process.
That is all, and hopefully this helps
I’m really not that sad or insecure of a person
ps another new song i made w my friend jack for HBO’s girls coming out this sunday ! ^_^