Elven songstress Grimes’ new record Visions is on many top ten lists this year.
Claire Boucher’s soft, airy voice and echoing melodies are very strong over suspended club beats and hazy keyboards. From the record, here’s “Genesis.”
Montreal artist Claire Boucher started out writing songs on Garageband in her bedroom. She created her musical alter-ego Grimes in the city’s DIY cultural scene in 2006.
This album Visions is her fourth record since her debut in 2010 and her first on big label 4AD. The song “Oblivion” shows her mastery of otherworldly electronic pop.
Grimes recently cancelled her European tour due to medical reasons. Find the album and the latest updates here.
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