The Playlist: Grimes
Grimes's newest album, Art Angels, juxtaposes the most ethereal and upbeat fairy-princess pop songs the singer can make ('California', 'Belly of the Beat' and 'Artangels') with her scariest growly stuff ('SCREAM' featuring Taiwanese rapper, Aristophanes), and it's great.
The intro – 'laughing and not being normal' – is all luxuriant strings and orchestral textures, with Grimes's idiosyncratic high-pitched voice soaring over the top.
Other highlights on the album include 'Kill V. Maim' and 'Flesh without Blood/Life in the Vivid Dream', which made it into the Triple J Hottest 100 (#71) this year.
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