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20 MAR

Grimes ‘killing’ off stage name for new album: ‘It’ll be a public execution’

by Metro
The artist formerly known as Grimes (Picture: Getty Images)

Grimes will no longer exist in music as the singer has announced plans to kill-off her famous stage name, describing the moment as a public execution.

The 31-year-old singer, real name Claire Boucher, is preparing for the release of her new album, Miss_Anthropocene, and it sounds like shes ready for a new chapter.

Sharing her plans for a clean slate, Grimes told The Wall Street Journal: I think Ill kill “Grimes” soon.

It will be a public execution followed by… by something else.

Eh? The suspense is, ahem, killing us.

The artist currently known as Grimes, continued: I shouldnt say yet. […] Im super bound by the limits Ive set for myself [as Grimes]. It would be easier for me if I wasnt stuck with the branding I made in 2009, you know?

Fair enough.

In a lengthy Instagram post, Grimes announced that her new album will, interestingly, tackle climate change, a topic she is immensely passionate about.

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Grimes told her Instagram followers: Each song will be a different embodiment of human extinction as depicted through a Pop star Demonology.

The first song we appreciate power, introduced the pro-AI-propaganda girl group who embody our potential enslavement/destruction at the hands of Artificial General intelligence.

The popstar continued: Climate change is something Im only ever confronted with in a sad/ guilty way….

Reading news and what not… so my goal is to make climate change fun (lol..??)…. uhhh… (I mean, everybody loves a good villain… re: the joker, Queen Beryl).. so maybe itll be a bit easier to look at if it can exist as a character and not just abstract doom.

So long, Grimes.

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