Canadian musician Grimes has taken part in another rare interview, this time discussing a number of topics, including her new name, and her resentment towards her last record.
Just a few weeks ago, Grimes (whose birth name is Claire Boucher) followed up on the announcement of her upcoming record to reveal that she wants to “kill off” her current musical persona.
“It will be a public execution followed by — by something else. I shouldn’t say yet,” she noted in an interview with The Wall Street Journal, explaining her old moniker is too limiting for her future ideas. “It would be easier for me if I wasn’t stuck with the branding I made in 2009, you know?”
This news also came just months after the 31-year-old revealed she had decided to change her name to c, on the advice of noted science enthusiast, Tesla CEO, and partner, Elon Musk.
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Despite noting that c was merely “an intermediate name”, The Artist Formerly Known As Grimes has now taken part in a new interview with Cultured to discuss her decision to change her musical identity.
“You just have to totally untether your personality from your public person,” she explains. “I’m like, I don’t want to use that name anymore. I don’t want to use that face anymore.”
“Because it now stands for something that I don’t agree with.”
Elsewhere in the interview, Boucher revealed that despite 2015’s Art Angels being a critical and chart success, she is in no way fond of this release.
“The last album was a piece of crap,” Boucher explained. “I feel like people really misread it and it feels like a stain on my life.”
“I just wish I could make music in a vacuum, it’s good to make people mad actually, I retract my statement. If you can make people mad without actually hurting anyone, that’s probably a good thing.”
In relation to her upcoming record, Miss Anthropocene, Boucher recently revealed it’s set to be “a concept album about the anthropomorphic goddess of climate change.” Now, she’s slightly expanded upon this theme.
“It’s sort of about this demon of the end of the world, this character that’s like the Voldemort of climate change,” Boucher revealed to Cultured. “She’s relishing the end of the world, and it’s an album about how great fucking climate change is.”
Miss Antropocene by Claire Boucher AKA Grimes AKA c, is on track to be released later this year. In the meantime, check out a track from an album she hasn’t yet labelled a “piece of crap”.