- He also talked about his new concept album and TV show.
In a recent interview, experimental pop singer Grimes revealed his new album, TV show, and how game culture is “less toxic” than camp culture. The artist sat down with Billboard to discuss their recently launched Discord server Grimes Metaverse Super Beta after posting a promotional video for the community messaging platform that featured Danny DeVito, Awkwafina, and J Balvin. Listen below.
Commenting on his relationship with Discord and the gaming community that frequently uses the platform, Grimes said, “The more I get into the gaming community, the less toxic it is than the Indian music community.”
“Everyone will smile at me when I say gaming culture is less toxic than independent culture, but honestly, it lives on in both.” Revealing details of his upcoming record, Grimes said it was “very different” from the 2020 release of Miss Anthropocene. “It’s a concept album, so there’s a story,” he told LP, which he previously called—called “space opera” about lesbian creatures with artificial intelligence.
“I had a lot of great ideas with my new album, but I just made it more impressionistic. I think I have a lot more to say with this album. I feel the material very strongly.
“I think we’re going to start releasing singles this summer and then continue to release singles and then release albums in four, five, six singles or so. I’m a big guy on albums, but I also love making music,” he added.
He’s been annoyed by this new music. He will review more new pieces tomorrow (July 25) when he hosts an afterparty for the virtual iteration of the Australian festival Splendor In The Grass, Splendor XR. The singer also talked about FOX’s reality show Alter Ego, co-hosted by Alanis Morissette will. i.am, Nick Lachi, and Rossi Diaz. A similar premise follows for “The Masked Singer,” where the actor is masked but with CGI to create the avatar.
“I like it because we’ve lived in a society where you’re in a shell for so long, and you just have to deal with it,” he said. As a woman in this industry, I don’t care what I look like. I hate to think about it. I don’t care, but it’s time-consuming and expensive. We can democratize a lot of things. All these things give me a lot of optimism for the future.”