Drawn & Recorded—a series of animated stories from music history—is airing a new episode starring Grimes.
The animated video retells the wild story of the musician and her friend William Gratz travelling down the Mississippi river in a 20-foot DIY houseboat filled with live chickens and 20 pounds of potatoes. Watch the trailer for the animated video below.
Grimes On The Mississippi is narrated by T-Bone Burnett and was animated and directed by Drew Christie. The full video airs today on AT&T Audience Network along with five other stories including the likes of Kurt Cobain, Neil Young, and David Bowie’s half brother Terry Burns.
Though she hasn’t officially announced a new album, Grimes hinted at new music featuring controversial YouTube sensation Poppy. This came after she promised that the long-awaited follow-up to her electro-pop masterpiece Art Angels would arrive sometime this year. Seemingly on schedule, Grimes has since released a potential tracklist for her new album, but the artist insists that the record is still in the works.
Grimes shared the placeholder tracklist in an Instagram story, which detailed a 13-track list of songs including titles like “thats what the drugs r 4,” “Darq Souls,” “blaze forever like a useless star,” “Favourite Pyscho,” and “Nymphs At Versailles.” The post arrived with the caption “subject 2 change but just so y’all know it’s real.”
The 30-year-old’s latest music offering came when she joined forces yet again with Janelle Monáe on the Dirty Computer track “PYNK,” an unapologetically sexual and feminist track following a video of what seems to be a joyous coming-out party in the desert. The pair previously collaborated on Grimes’ “Venus Fly,” which appeared on her 2015 LP Art Angels. The song later received a music video and a behind-the-scenes documentary.
Grimes has also been speaking about her new material on Twitter recently, saying in a tweet that she wants to drop a new song soon and asked her followers what type of track they’d prefer. However, the native Vancouverite made it clear that the song is not meant to act as a first single for the new album nor is it indicative of the album’s direction.
or a super lame love song i hate but other ppl dig or an elven take on train spotting soundtrack. those prob 4 main closest to being done rn
— Grimes (@Grimezsz) May 12, 2018
Apart from a few collabs and her contribution to Tegan and Sara’s The Con X: Covers, it’s been two and a half years since Grimes put out new music. With a killer voice and a knack for seamlessly blending a variety of music genres together, Grimes also writes, engineers, and produces all of her own music and directs pretty much all of her own videos—which is why fans have been patiently wait for new music. But by the sounds of it, it seems that Grimes is itching to put out new music just as much as we’re itching to hear it.