Grimes Popped 'REALiTi' On The Internet Last Night

Written By Meshell Webb on 03/10/2015

Overnight the tumblr princess of robo-pop Claire Boucher AKA Grimes has released a track from her fabled lost album as it were, claiming that she tossed the album she wrote late 2013 because “it sucked” but now the world now gets a little look into what could have been. REALiTi is everything that we were missing about Grimes, her last release Go (originally penned for Rihanna) severely divided her loyal fan base, as it teased at the idea that Grimes had left her dreamy cyborg-pop behind in favour of festival bangers. Today Grimes has given us all a little reassurance that that’s not the case with a beautiful mix of her airy vocals amidst punchy synths and a thumping beat (nodding her head flirtatiously at EDM styling), this is a track which feels like a much more fluid follow up to visions but with some commercial savvy thrown in there too. When you hit the chorus you will be singing it for the remainder of the day so Happy Tuesday folks and welcome back Grimes! Check out the video below.

Here is the video description Boucher left on youtube with a little more info on the track.

Since this is no longer gonna be on the album, I’m releasing it as a special thank you to everyone in Singapore, KL, Manila, Jakarta, HK, Shanghai, Beijing, Taipei, Seoul, Osaka, Nagoya and Tokyo who came out to the shows! It was an honor to play with a bunch of amazing bands and travel to places I would never otherwise be able to go[.]

This song was never finished. its a demo from ~ the lost album ~, recorded early 2013. i lost the ableton file, so its not mixed or mastered. i tried to doctor the mp3 into a listenable state, but it was poorly recorded in the first place and never meant to be heard by anyone, so its a bit of a mess haha.  

xo