After teasing us with a clip only a few days ago, Canadian synth-pop prodigy Grimes has now released the video for her new track Genesis. Set in the Californian desert, it’s a futurist tour-de-force, directy inspired by Hieronymus Bosch’s painting, The Seven Deadly Sins and the Four Last Things, while making nods towards the trash-can glamour of Jean Paul Gaultier and the post-everything surrealism of Jamie Hewlett’s Tank Girl.
Via bubblegum and K-Pop, hook-heavy electronica and wild Eastern melody, this one-woman force has crafted a sound all her own across three self-produced albums – Geidi Primes, Halfaxa, and her most recent, the critically acclaimed Visions – recorded entirely from her Montreal bedroom.
Since the release of Visions, she’s enjoyed a long and eventful year: playing sold-out shows in the US, appearing on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and Later with Jools Holland, and touring several other places in the world, including a recent trip to Japan. This is leading in to a European tour that will see her play the Dance Tent at Reading and Leeds in the UK.
She’ll be visiting Australia later on this year, showing off her contagious electronica and ethereal melody with the looping, layering, stratospheric falsetto that makes up her hypnotic live shows. She’ll appear on the Meredith Music Festival lineup, while headline dates include Corner Hotel in Melbourne, The Zoo in Brisbane and the Oxford Art Factory in Sydney.