Grimes' concept for her next album is enough to make your head spin.

Back in March, the Canadian electro-pop songstress announced she had been signed to Columbia Records, making an ambiguous mention of a forthcoming "Phase 2" project at the time. Well, it now seems we have some clarity about what she's been cooking up—but also lots of new questions.

We won't bury the lede on this one, and will let Grimes speak for herself. 

“It’s a space opera about Claire De Lune, an artificial courtesan who was implanted in a simulation that is a memory of the A.I. creation story on Earth from the brain of the engineer who invented A.I. because he wants to relive his life but see if his perfect dream girl could team him to love thereby he would preserve humanity this time rather than let them fade into obscurity, overcome by the machines," Grimes said of the album in an Instagram post. "As she slowly realizes she is essentially a dancing puppet for the male gaze tho, their relationship grows complex."

Recommended Articles

Kygo

Kygo's Palm Tree Crew Lifestyle Brand Launches Suave Summer Essentials

Palm Tree Crew and PUMA are bringing a new luxury flare to golf in a high-profile partnership.

covid safe ticket belgium

Belgium Launches "Covid Safe Ticket" Program for Live Events

The system uses QR codes to distinguish whether event attendees have followed the testing and vaccination guidelines necessary for entry.

ISOxo

ISOxo Stuns With Furious Single "Aarena" On RL Grime's Sable Valley Label

ISOxo once again demonstrates his appreciation for dark trap sonics, this time in a solo capacity.

According to Grimes that is also only half the story, leaving even more baffling details to be uncovered. But as The A.V. Club points out, elaborate concept albums are just par for the course. Her brooding 2020 album, Miss Anthropocene, was inspired by ancient Roman culture about a mythological goddess of climate change. 

In addition to Grimes' vision for her album, there's additional indicators that the project is likely drawing near release, such as the emergence of a new website artist called clairedelune.io. The site bearing Grimes' logo prompts visitors for email information to join an unspecified waitlist. Interestingly, it also prompts users to specify whether they are a "player of games."

FOLLOW GRIMES:

Facebook: facebook.com/actuallygrimes
Twitter: twitter.com/Grimezsz
Instagram: instagram.com/grimes
Spotify: spoti.fi/3gO9s6D

Related

Alter-Ego-main

Grimes is Judging a New Singing Competition Show—For Digital Avatars

Grimes will join will.i.am, Alanis Morissette, and more on the "Alter Ego" panel this fall.

grimes

Grimes Reveals Remix Album "Miss Anthropocene: Rave Edition" Will Drop New Year's Day

Richie Hawtin, Channel Tres, and many more have signed on for remixes.

grimes

Grimes Releases Full "Miss Anthropocene" Remix Album Featuring REZZ, Richie Hawtin, More

Grimes recruited some of techno's biggest tastemakers for her brand new remix album.

RL-grime-day-of-dead-billboard-1548 2

RL Grime Reveals Album Date and Releases New Track

Get excited for RL Grime's new album and single!

Grimes WarNymph

Grimes Launches "WarNymph" Social Media Accounts for Unborn Child

Grimes has made social media accounts for her baby while it's "in beta form."

Grimes

Grimes Tempts Instaban with Nude Pregnancy Announcement Photo

Grimes has not made comments indicating who the father might be.

rl-grime-pantene-commercial-goldrush-rukes-1068x712

RL Grime Moves Us With 'NOVA' & Opens Up About Personal Struggles

RL Grime releases his new album and reveals he suffered from depression.

Grimes and Keanu Reeves' character from Cyberpunk 2077

Grimes Leaks Info on Cyberpunk 2077 During Livestream

Grimes shared information on her character in Cyberpunk 2077 during a recent livestream.