After teasing a new release in 2018, Grimes has officially announced her upcoming album. In an Instagram post, she revealed the LP is titled Miss_Anthropocene and describes it as “a concept album about the anthropomorphic goddess of climate Change.” She hasn’t yet shared a release date.
“Each song will be a different embodiment of human extinction as depicted through a Pop star Demonology,” Grimes continued. Miss_Anthropocene will include her previously shared HANA-assisted track “We Appreciate Power,” which she says “introduced the pro-AI-propaganda girl group who embody our potential enslavement/destruction at the hands of Artificial General intelligence.”
Grimes also said she might drop “an EP or a few more singles of synth-based stuff” before the album arrives. Earlier this month, Grimes shared a demo for her new track “Pretty Dark,” along with a DIY music video. Grimes stated that “Pretty Dark” was “not a single” but instead a song from an AR musical she is currently working on.
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