Although she may have scrapped work on a follow-up to 2012's Visions a while back, there's no question that she's been busy working on new tracks.
Grimes' Twitter update started by revealing that she's finished a new song that's in the running to be a single for her forthcoming album. The new tune apparently takes its inspiration from David Bowie and Queen, giving it a decidedly glam-rock vibe.
She goes on to acknowledge that making guitar-driven music might seem like an odd direction for a computer-heavy musician to be going in, but states that "playing 'IRL' music" is currently her biggest sonic inspiration.
Boucher also clarified that the previously released track "Go" was never intended to be a single on her next album, but was a one-off collaborative release with Blood Diamonds — like their previous offering "Phone Sex."
According to Boucher, the single isn't being left off of the album because of negative fan reaction, but because she can't claim production credit. "It's only not on the album cuz I didn't produce it," she tweeted. "And I produce my albums."
Get the full update — in her own words — by reading the string of tweets below.
woo hoo just finished what could def b a third single for this album, my first attempt at a glam rock style song, feeling queen and bowie— Clear Butcher (@Grimezsz) December 12, 2014
guitar is just a whole new sonic world, melodically, rhythmically etc,. playing 'irl' music is my biggest inspiration lately— Clear Butcher (@Grimezsz) December 12, 2014
that probably seems ridiculous but ive only ever tried to make music with computers before, obvs more possibilities, but much less visceral— Clear Butcher (@Grimezsz) December 12, 2014
oi, to clarify - go wasn't the first single - it was a one off w mike like phone sex, we mostly put it out cuz its insanely fun to play live— Clear Butcher (@Grimezsz) December 12, 2014
none of my album tracks have been released yet-go was never intended for album & i didn't delay album cuz of go, its like a separate entity— Clear Butcher (@Grimezsz) December 12, 2014
& thats NOT to say that go isn't on the album cuz of scandal etc - its only not on the album cuz i didnt produce it and i produce my albums— Clear Butcher (@Grimezsz) December 12, 2014