Time to rise up from your sleep, suburban kids. Who knew the “Goddess of Climate Change” was living in the 21st century all along? Well, let’s ask Grimes about it. According to i-D, the Canadian singer-songwriter and visual artist will be popping up in our playlists again with an upcoming album, Miss_Anthropocene. First of all, who is she?
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New Album: Grimes – Miss_Anthrop0cene 1. mis·an·thrope noun: a person who dislikes humankind and avoids human society. 2. Anthropocene: The Anthropocene is a proposed epoch dating from the commencement of significant human impact on the Earth’s Geology and ecosystems including, but not limited to, anthropogenic climate change. ———————————— Just fount out my first interview in a few years is coming out tomorrow. I thought the writer was quite smart so hopefully it’s accurate haha. But just in case (cuz I’ve had some p fucked press drama this year) I’m announcing album here first: ———————————-🖤🌸It’s called Miss_Anthropocene. It’s a concept album about the anthropomorphic Goddess of climate Change: A psychedelic, space-dwelling demon/ beauty-Queen who relishes the end of the world. She’s composed of Ivory and Oil (I’ve done some illustrations of her if you scroll down my instagram). ———————————-🧚🏻♀️ I love Godly personifications of abstract/ horrific concepts (For example, Mars as the Roman God of War) — so I wanted to update the list to include our modern issues. ———————————-🧬🚬 Each song will be a different embodiment of human extinction as depicted through a Pop star Demonology. The first song ‘we appreciate power’, introduced the pro-AI-propaganda girl group who embody our potential enslavement/destruction at the hands of Artificial General intelligence. ———————————-🤖💣 It’s possible I will drop an EP or a few more singles of synth-based stuff b4 the album because its mostly ethereal nu metal (ish), and I know a lot of ppl miss the synths and whatnot. ———————————- 💫🌋Climate change is something I’m only ever confronted with in a sad/ guilty way…. Reading news and what not… so my goal is to make climate change fun (lol..??)…. uhhh… (I mean, everybody loves a good villain… re: the joker, Queen Beryl).. so maybe it’ll be a bit easier to look at if it can exist as a character and not just abstract doom. ———————————-☢️☣️ More musique soon! <3
On March 20, she made announcements on Twitter and Instagram, describing the LP as “a concept album about the anthropomorphic goddess of climate change.” This may be rooted from her love for “Godly personifications of abstract/horrific concepts” and her desire to include current issues in her work. We can expect “psychedelic, space-dwelling” sounds in this record, as she describes the character that way.
Our science class soundtracks in elementary (which we were kind of forced to memorize) did their part, but they can now move over. “Climate change is something I’m only ever confronted with in a sad/guilty way,” she wrote on Instagram. Her attempt to make the wakeup call might just be the most effective one yet: Make climate change look like “it can exist as a character and not just abstract doom.” Come to think of it, she’s right. We’re always shaken up by villains, anyway.
Grimes’ last album, Art Angels, was crafted in 2015. Miss_Anthropocene’s release date is yet to be announced.
Header from “Oblivion”