Grimes has shared details around the follow up to 2020’s Miss Anthropocene. In a nutshell, the album will be a space opera based on a lesbian romance between two AIs.
Would we expect anything less from Grimes?
A fan commented on the post asking about the new album’s ‘vibez’.
Grimes was happy to share the vibes of course.
Here’s the synopsis for the new album, which according to Grimes, is just the first part of the story…
“It’s a space opera about CLAIRE DE LUNE—an artificial courtesan who was implanted in a simulation that is a memory of the A.I. creation story on Earth from the brain of the engineer who invented A.I. because he wants to relive his life but see if his perfect dream girl could team him to love thereby he would preserve humanity this time rather than let them fade into obscurity—overcome by the machines. As she slowly realizes she is essentially a dancing puppet for the male gaze tho, their relationship grows complex.
“Simultaneously— “NO ONE” (the most powerful super intelligence in the future where the simulation is being rendered from) realizes there’s a massive hyper-realistic sim running and sends in her troll A.I. puppets to wreak havoc. DARK MATTER—her lead A.I. demon—enters basically as the “black swan” to Claire De Lune—but in the end they fall into a lesbian romance due to the fact that they are the only two fully A.I. beings in this universe. It goes on but that’s where the first part of the story stops.”
It looks like she’s gearing up for the release of the album too. Grimes has changed her Twitter name to Claire de Lune and her Instagram bio points to a clairedelune.io URL.
The website prompts you to join a waitlist. It asks for a few details and asks if you’re “a player of games”.
The website’s page title reads, “COMING 4200AD.”