Combining bobby dark synths with clear, pristine, high bubble gum vocals, Grimes emerges with perfect pop sensibilities. While the intro bears resemblance to a video game soundtrack set in a creepy dungeon full of ghouls and monsters, the emergence of the vocals immediately gives it a special duality of the ethereal and Blondie mashed together. What best defines the song is the ability to present such a catchy melodic line and danceable beat in such a fresh and unique way, through almost every means imaginable. You will be hitting the repeat button after your first run through and bobbing your head and singing along with the precious “la la las” with every repeat.
Claire Boucher is Grimes, a Montreal native is set to release her first LP “Visions” in the near future. On first look this will be quite the treat, with the shockingly cool cover art seen above and the perfection that is “Oblivion.” Stay tuned for more by Grimes and think of your best Canadian jokes in the meantime, eh?
For listeners of Class Actress, Cults and maybe St. Vincent?