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Top 8 Grimes songs

Grimes. Fotografía: Instagram @grimes
Words Lukas Hardy

Claire Boucher aka Grimes aka c (the symbol of the speed of light), is responsible for changing the music industry in the last decade. The Canadian fairy queen is a visual artist and passionate advocate of DIY. She produces, writes and is in charge of the art in all her music.

With a wide catalog and excellent musical taste that includes artists such as Skinny Puppy, Nine Inch Nails, Cocteau Twins, Aphex Twin and Mariah Carey to name a few, she has collaborated with the K-Pop group LOONA, as well as being influenced by Japanese anime, manga, and comic artists such as Charles Burns and Daniel Clowes. The pisces queen has an eclectic musical sound, is a fashion icon and has already released 5 studio albums and an EP from which, below, we will review her 8 best songs.

8. Genesis

Written by: Grimes| Produced by: Grimes

Genesis is probably the most ethereal song from the critically acclaimed album Visions, and also from her long catalogue. The hypnotic beat is accompanied by a visual inspired by the painting The Seven Deadly Sins and the Four Last Things by one of Claire’s favorite artists, the legendary Hieronymus Bosch.

Featured Lyrics: My heart, I never feel /I never see / I never know / Oh, heart / And then it falls / And then I fall / And then I know

7. Night Music (Feat. Majical Cloudz)

Written by: Grimes & Magical Claudz| Produced by: Grimes & Majical Claudz

Canadian dream-pop band Majical Claudz, led by Devon Welsh, fits in perfectly with Grimes’ experimental and ethereal style, and in this song, all transitions match perfectly, even a small sample at the start of Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony. The official video for the song was directed by John Londono.

Featured lyrics: Tonight’s the night I awaited ’til the end / Tonight’s the night and I will see its end / So it’s underwater and you caught it
You would never let it go, oh, whoa, oh, oh, whoa, oh

6. Delete Forever

Written by: Grimes| Produced by: Grimes

Is it possible that Grimes created a new music genre called space country? The emotional track talks about the opioid crisis, and is accompanied by a guitar sample that makes it the most vulnerable space of the conceptual Miss Antrophocene, all this in the throne of Akira. Truly an anime queen.

Featured Lyrics: Lying so awake, things I can’t escape / Lately, I just turn ’em into demons / Flowing to the sun, fucking heroin / Lately I just turn ’em into reasons, but it refuses

5. My Name Is Dark

Written by: Grimes| Produced by: Grimes

If you have Evangelion, Digimon, Utena, Legend of Zelda, Sailor Moon, Smashing Pumpkins and Garbage as references, you probably have a piece of art in your hands, and that’s exactly what this apocalyptic nü-metal hymn about Claire’s insomnia is, which belongs to Miss Antropocene.

Featured lyrics: Every city has a place like this / Underneath the bridges where the tainted kiss / Put on Bullet with Butterfly Wings /
So that I can sing along while I break thing

4. Scream (Feat. Aristophanes)

Written by: Grimes | Produced by: Grimes

Grimes has a particular talent for choosing her guests, and in this song Taiwanese rapper Aristophanes fits the format perfectly. Accompanied by a thunderous bass and a neotribal scream, the song is incredible from start to finish and brought us forward to the Art Angels era of 2015.

Featured by: 就像….快 張開沒有欲望的大腿 我咬下去 你還是無動於衷嗎 明明可以叫出來的呀 沿著你的脊椎走 我的手指 戳出一個冰涼的湖 四處張望 無人看守 暴露狂脫掉風衣 淚流滿面地 跳進去 // The screams that are buried in the lungs / Buried in the bones and the muscles / Unexploded, undeniable / Cram into a sickness / What used to be dry is now sodden / Swollen, meaty, moist and juicy

3. We Appreciate Power (Feat. Hana)

Written by: Grimes, Hana & Chris Greatti | Produced by: Grimes, Hana & Chris Greatti

Is We Aprecciate Power Grimes‘ most underrated song? It is, that guitar riff makes us feel that inevitable sense of doom when you realize that Grimes begins to mumble prophecies about AI destroying humanity. This experimental transhumanist hymn influenced by Nine Inch Nails is one of the jewels in Claire’s extensive catalogue.

Featured Lyrics: Neanderthal to human being / Evolution, kill the gene /
Biology is superficial / Intelligence is artificial / Submit

2. Kill V. Maim

Written by: Grimes | Produced by: Grimes

Kill V. Maim is Grimes‘ favorite song from Art Angels. She said that “Kill V. Maim is written from Al Pacino’s perspective in The Godfather: Part II. Except he’s a vampire who can change his gender and travel through space.” The noise punk pop track is accompanied by a video that makes references to Dark Souls: Claire has repeatedly said that she is a big fan of the video game.

Featured Lyrics: B-E-H-A-V-E / Arrest us / Italiana mobster / Looking so precious / B-E-H-A-V-E / Never more / You gave up being good when you declared a state of war

1. Oblivion

Written by: Grimes | Produced by: Grimes

When Claire Boucher releassed Oblivion in 2012, the pop industry changed forever. The incredible song that marked the decade of 2010 speaks of female physical empowerment in a hostile and masculine environment, and the hatred of feeling insecure. Grimes was sexually assaulted and in the video for the song, the artist takes a typically violent cultural situation and transforms it into a happy, pop experience as a way of coping with the trauma. A legend.

Featured Lyrics: I never walk about, after dark / It’s my point of view /
‘Cause someone could break your neck / Coming up behind you, always coming and you’d never have a clue

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