The wait is over; Grimes’ fifth album Miss Anthropocene has finally arrived.
Grimes said in an interview that the album is a “modern demonology or a modern pantheon where every song is about a different way to suffer or a different way to die.”
The dark and honest album was inspired by losses that Grimes has experienced over her life. On her Instagram and Twitter, Grimes dedicated the album to her manager and friend, Lauren Valencia, who died of cancer last year. In an interview, Grimes said, “I’ve known a lot of people who’ve died, but cancer just feels so demonic. It’s like someone who wants to live, who’s a good person, and their life is just being taken away by this thing that can’t be explained. I don’t know, it just felt like a literal demon.”
Listen to the album below.