Grimes has unfinished business to attend to, but she needs a break first.
Her most recent studio album, Art Angels, was critically acclaimed in the blogosphere for being an original, boundary-pushing pop record, and there's more where that came from. The Canadian singer says she has unfinished b-sides and new material she's currently working on, but after a lot of speculation... she reveals there are no plans to release it.
Grimes tells Rolling Stone in their print issue: “I’m actually halfway done with another record. I’m not committing to anything, but I have a bunch of b-sides I kind of want to finish. Plus, I’ve been making a bit of new music.”
When asked to clarify, Grimes says “With Art Angels, it was all like [growls]. This would be more chill vibes, downtempos, synth-y shit. That makes it sound boring. It’s not boring.”
Artists create dozens of songs then select the very best from that batch for their record. Grimes promises she has other dope songs that could have been included on Art Angels had it meshed with the theme.
Does she plan on releasing an album with the leftovers? According to this response, it would appear that way:
“You know how Lana Del Rey put out Paradise Edition after Born To Die? It would be like that," she said. "There are songs I seriously considered for Art Angels, but they fucked with the momentum when I tried to put them on the record.”
contrary to what some press is saying, I’m not ‘half-way done’ another record, nor will i be playing new music at upcoming shows. Of course im always working on new stuff, but i havent taken even a weekend off in years at this point, and i’ll need to chill when this cycle is over so please don’t set expectations too high.
last time, everyone wanted the visiosn follow up right away and any off-hand comment i made about new material became the weapon by which i was attacked, so to save my self grief i am publicly stating that there is no new music coming any time soon. I really need a break and I intent to take one.
I’m sure this will be referred to as a delay or a lost album or a rant/ screed/ melt down. just fyi, it is none of these things. This is literally nothing besides a ‘clarification’ that new material is not imminent.
much love to y’all 🙂 <3 <3 <3 G