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Grimes’ ‘Pretty Dark’ was created in 24 hours, song and music video, and they’re cool

The new Grimes’ ‘Pretty Dark‘ only took the Canadian musician 24 hours to create

Canadian singer songwriter and music producer Grimes has dropped a brand new demo. Called ‘Pretty Dark‘, according to Grimes, the song is “not a single”. Instead, it is from an AR musical she is working on.

Interestingly too, Grimes’ ‘Pretty Dark‘ is not something she labored over for months. Not the song and not the music video that came with it yesterday.

Instead, Grimes says “made the song and video yesterday so obvs majorly rough, but while im finishing my album im just gonna start casually dropping stuff as I see fit. Been doing this exercise where I try to write and produce a whole song in like ~1-2 hrs… fuck technical proficiency and whatnot.

Listening to the song, though, it’s almost impossible to hear it was such a quick exercise as Grimes ‘Pretty Dark‘ is pretty darned sweet.

Grimes went on to add an explanation of what to expect from her musically in the next few months:

so gna start making AR (or illustrated?) ‘sub-members’ within Grimes (The art angels, as it were lol). (Kinda like the Loona sub-bands X the Gorillaz?… ..psychedelic post k pop-ish fake band for my non-Grimes musical ventures) _They are the main characters from the book/ musical im working on.. (AKA im bored of being so precious abt music and also feeling boxed in by the Grimes branding and I have this whole other world that’s rly fun to write for.. So I’ll save big singles and things for Grimes and casually release music more often as the AR band. ) PS… This is not her final look… but this character is named Dark.

Grimes last full-length musical offering was her brilliant fourth studio album Art Angels in 2015.  She is currently working on her fifth studio album.

That album was originally intended to be released in spring of 2018 but, after she updated an Instagram post with the statement “well no music any time soon after all… music industry is trash” word got out the now-30-year-old musician was having problems with her record label 4AD.

She later commented that two new albums would eventually be forthcoming. One with 4AD and one with a completely different record label. Both have yet to be released but…we’re still hoping.

You can watch and listen to Grimes ‘Pretty Dark‘ in her hastily put together music video below. I love it.

And, of course, keep up with all her new projects on Grimes’ website. Because she always has something cool and interesting going on.

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Michelle Topham

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I am a music journalist, a former radio DJ, a left-wing human rights advocate and the founder of Leo Sigh. I am also an avid video game player.
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