On Saturday, Grimes tweeted that she’d be gracing “dark chaos magic” to K-pop girl group, Loona yyxy, with a collaboration. Today, the Canadian producer’s signature bubbly, synth-saturated, pixie pop sound finds its home in Loona’s “love4eva.”
Unfortunately, Grimes doesn’t make an appearance in the visual release—we’re assuming she was preoccupied changing her name to ‘c‘ (lowercase and italics, as in the speed of light), fine wining and dining with rumoured beau Elon Musk, and working on the new record she’s promised us. (We’re really hoping it’s the last one.)
All speculation aside, Loona yyxy appear as a group of schoolgirls the video. The South Korean girls are styled in yellow plaid uniforms a la Clueless and are seen rebelliously running around their regal boarding school. And of course, no K-pop music video is complete without sharp choreography and fluid synchronicity.
Loona took to Twitter to publicly thank Grimes for her help with their track saying, “Grimes, You are LOOΠΔ’s goddess! It’s an honor to work with you!” In true 2018 fashion, the group made their initial connection with Grimes on Instagram. It was a comment on Grimes’ post requesting she check her DMs that started it all.
Grimes, You are LOOΠΔ’s goddess! It’s an honor to work with you! https://t.co/ZrX6oCPNWn
— 이달의 소녀(LOOΠΔ) (@loonatheworld) May 20, 2018
Loona yyxy, third unit of Loona’s collective of 12 members, features Chuu, Yves, Go Won, and Olivia Hye. The catchy single is off of Loona yyxy’s EP Beauty & The Beat, which notably credits songwriting team E-tribe, who are responsible for Girls’ Generation’s international hit “Gee.”
Alongside its new music video, Loona yyxy’s full album Beauty & the Beat was released today. “love4eva” is one of many tracks Grimes has been working on—earlier this year, she was featured on Janelle Monáe’s “PYNK.” More music is highly anticipated from the multi hyphenate, but no official release date for Grimes’ fifth record has been announced yet.