What a week it's been for Claire Boucher, aka GRIMES.
On Monday, the Canadian electro-siren released the first two singles off her highly anticipated LP Art Angels--the first of which, "Flesh without Blood", has enough atomic pop in it to be a top 40 radio hit.
In true Grimes-fashion, just when you begin to speculate what direction she's going, she releases "SCREAM" -- a curve ball, in the form of a shrieking banshee of rage. The Prodigy-esque track, described by the musician as "nu-metal," features a deep bass, military percussion and vocals by Taiwanese rapper Aristophanes.
Laced in with the MC's frenetic spitfire are several piercing, otherworldly screams (by Boucher herself).
It's cathartic, innovative, and just fucking awesome; it would fit perfectly in a scene from one of the Blade movies.
Whatever's in store for us for the rest of this album, out November 6th, it's going to be huge.
Make sure to play "Scream" tonight during whatever Halloween celebration you're at; just don't be surprised if it starts a mosh pit.
For more evidence that Grimes is truly the future: