Hear the album in full below.
Grimes has just released her fourth studio album, Art Angels. It collects fourteen tracks and features cameo appearances from Janelle Monae and Taiwanese rapper Aristophanes.
Speaking to Q earlier this year, she mentioned Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel and The Godfather trilogy among the things she channels on the album.
“One song on the album, ‘Kill V Maim’, is written from the perspective of Al Pacino in The Godfather Pt 2,” Grimes said. “Except he’s a vampire who can switch gender and travel through space.”
Art Angels also saw her change locations for further inspiration: “I wanted to get away from Hollywood bullshit. So I moved to Squamish, a small town in British Colombia. There was a lot of ‘crazy’ going on, but it was organised ‘crazy’ – like lying in the dark and seeing if I could hallucinate. It felt good, letting myself be a total fucking weirdo. And I had cookies.”
Stream Art Angels in full below.