Grimes, a.k.a. Canadian musician Claire Boucher, appears to have confirmed that she will be releasing a new album this year. This is incredibly good news for me, personally, and perhaps for you as well.
It all happened like this. Recap the social media play-by-play on this here blogging platform? Don’t mind if I do! A Grimes fan on Twitter was celebrating what they thought was the seventh anniversary of Grimes’ third studio album, 2012’s Visions. Boucher herself stepped in to say that it’s actually only been six years since Visions dropped and then casually mentioned that she’s got “a nu one” on the way.
actually it’s 2012 so 6 yrs and a nu one out this year so 3 albums in 6 years is not a bad level of productivity … 7 years i’d be judging myself a bit
— Grimes (@Grimezsz) February 1, 2018
“actually it’s 2012 so 6 years and a nu one out this year,” she tweeted. “3 albums in 6 years is not a bad level of productivity.”
“7 years i’d be judging myself a bit.”
Don’t! That’s wild! You’re doing great!
This news isn’t entirely nu. The BBC’s Culture desk recently reported that Grimes not only had a new album but that the follow-up to 2015’s Art Angels was “due for an autumn  release.”
Boucher herself has been hinting that she’ll be releasing “smthn soon” for a couple months now, and that whatever it is is gonna be “very inspired by [action-RPG] dark souls 3.” In fact, according to Pitchfork, there will be a song on the album made “for playing Dark Souls.” Wonderful news. Probably. Maybe for you, and for me as well.