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

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 she’s ready for a new chapter.

Sharing her plans for a clean slate, Grimes told The Wall Street Journal: ‘I think I’ll 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 shouldn’t say yet. […] I’m super bound by the limits I’ve set for myself [as Grimes]. It would be easier for me if I wasn’t 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.



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 I’m 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 it’ll 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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