Grimes Shares Delete Forever, An Americana-like Tune With A Futuristic Video
Grimes has shared a video for a new song ‘Delete Forever’, and if I haven’t been following her career too much, the first listening of this song doesn’t bring the futuristic electro vibes that her music used to. This is a very stripped-down song with actually a lot of acoustic guitar and even some banjo and strings … Would Grimes be actually turning Americana-country?
Of course, when you are watching the video, this is a completely different atmosphere, Grimes looks like a red queen from a foreign planet, sitting on a marble throne surrounding by ruins, and the visuals of the video, grandiose, almost Dali-esque, are in fact much more captivating than this sorrow-mellow ballad.
In an interview, she explained to Zane Lowe that the song was inspired by the opioid epidemic and that she even wrote it on the night Lil Peep died:
‘I mean, the song is pretty, it’s a pretty bummer song’ she told Lowe. ‘Oh my God, I’m so bad at talking about this song. I guess this song is kind of — I guess it’s kind of about the opioid epidemic and that kinda thing ’cause uh, I’ve had like, quite a few friends actually like, pass away, in particular, one friend when I was like 18 passed away, from complications related to opioid addiction. It’s just like, you know, artists keep dying and stuff so, I wrote this song on the night Lil Peep died or whatever ’cause I just got super — super triggered by that.’
She also said that she was aiming for a Patsy Cline vibe, but it ended up closer to ‘Wonderwall’? I have listened to the song several times and the Oasis reference totally escaped me, I sort of hear it in the guitar intro but Grimes’ vaporous voice doesn’t do it for me. The vapid song actually sounds more like some Kacey Musgraves tune, and this is not really the best thing I could say about it.
‘Delete Forever’ is a new song from her forthcoming album ‘Miss Anthropocene’, which is set to be released on February 21st.