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After teasing a new full-length last year, Grimes has announced her new album. Taking to Instagram, she revealed the new project is titled Miss_Anthrop0cene, a portmanteau of the words “misanthrope” and “anthropocene,” describing it as “a concept album about the anthropomorphic goddess of climate Change.” A release date for the project has not yet been revealed.

She writes that her previous single “We Appreciate Power” with HANA is the first song off Miss_Anthrop0cene, explaining that it “introduced the pro-AI-propaganda girl group who embody our potential enslavement/destruction at the hands of Artificial General intelligence.” As for the rest of the record, “Each song will be a different embodiment of human extinction as depicted through a Pop star Demonology,” she explains.

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New Album: Grimes – Miss_Anthrop0cene 1.  mis·an·thrope noun:  a person who dislikes humankind and avoids human society. 2.  Anthropocene:  The Anthropocene is a proposed epoch dating from the commencement of significant human impact on the Earth’s Geology and ecosystems including, but not limited to, anthropogenic climate change. ———————————— Just fount out my first interview in a few years is coming out tomorrow. I thought the writer was quite smart so hopefully it’s accurate haha. But just in case (cuz I’ve had some p fucked press drama this year) I’m announcing album here first: ———————————-🖤🌸It’s called Miss_Anthropocene. It’s a concept album about the anthropomorphic Goddess of climate Change: A psychedelic, space-dwelling demon/ beauty-Queen who relishes the end of the world. She’s composed of Ivory and Oil (I’ve done some illustrations of her if you scroll down my instagram). ———————————-🧚🏻‍♀️ I love Godly personifications of abstract/ horrific concepts (For example, Mars as the Roman God of War) — so I wanted to update the list to include our modern issues. ———————————-🧬🚬 Each song will be a different embodiment of human extinction as depicted through a Pop star Demonology. The first song ‘we appreciate power’, introduced the pro-AI-propaganda girl group who embody our potential enslavement/destruction at the hands of Artificial General intelligence. ———————————-🤖💣 It’s possible I will drop an EP or a few more singles of synth-based stuff b4 the album because its mostly ethereal nu metal (ish), and I know a lot of ppl miss the synths and whatnot. ———————————- 💫🌋Climate change is something I’m only ever confronted with in a sad/ guilty way…. Reading news and what not… so my goal is to make climate change fun (lol..??)…. uhhh… (I mean, everybody loves a good villain… re: the joker, Queen Beryl).. so maybe it’ll be a bit easier to look at if it can exist as a character and not just abstract doom. ———————————-☢️☣️ More musique soon! <3

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Last week, Grimes released a demo called “Pretty Dark.” The Canadian musician adds that she might release “an EP or a few more singles of synth-based stuff” before the arrival of Miss_Anthrop0cene.

Grimes’ last studio album was Art Angels from 2015. Last year, she joined forces with Poppy on “Play Destroy” and created the theme song for Netflix’s Hilda.

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