Grimes Embracing "Chill Vibes" and "Synth-y Shit" for Upcoming Material

Grimes Embracing 'Chill Vibes' and 'Synth-y Shit' for Upcoming Material
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Grimes earned top marks for her latest LP Art Angels just last year, but the Canadian pop experimenter is already working on new material.
In an interview for Rolling Stone's current issue, Grimes revealed that she's been piecing together a couple of upcoming projects. "I'm actually halfway done with another record," she said. "I'm not committing to anything, but I have a bunch of B-sides I kind of want to finish. Plus, I've been making a bit of new music."
She goes on to explain that the B-sides would be polished up and re-released alongside Art Angels in a similar way to Lana Del Rey's Paradise Edition of Born to Die. "There are songs I seriously considered for Art Angels, but they fucked with the momentum when I tried to put them on the record," she explained.
She also offered up some insight into why the in-progress B-sides might have killed the album's flow. "With Art Angels, it was all like [growls]. This would be more chill vibes, downtempos, synth-y shit," she said. "That makes it sound boring. It's not boring."
No official release plans have been settled, but it's exciting news for fans craving a follow-up to the last record.

For now, relive the excellent Art Angels by watching the video for album cut "Kill V. Maim" below.