photo manipulation by nacrowe
when i moved to JAPAN a few years ago i came across GRIMES and her expansive electronic-baed production through my students. to me her work is what modern pop music should be: inventive, youthful, intelligent, ebullient and just a little bit eccentric. and as witnessed in the videos below, her music and their corresponding visuals are beyond eccentric in the tradition of BJÖRK, M.I.A, FKA TWIGS, MADONNA and LADY GAGA.
i put her within that tradition of female artists since their visuals match the expansiveness and depth of creativity found in their music. in recent years there has been a wide swath of artists that are eccentric for the sake of attention (cough, cough, KATY PERRY, RIHANNA, NICKI MINAJ, etc). not the case with GRIMES at all. she's the real deal. a respected musician / producer in charge of her image and blurring lines the lines between art and music. all hail.