Grimes Says Her New Album Will Be a "Space Opera" About a Lesbian AI Romance
Published Jul 02, 2021Always one to share, Grimes is again teasing her follow-up to 2020's Miss Anthropocene. And according to the artist born Claire Boucher, we're getting what she describes as "a space opera," and not just any old space opera — but one about a lesbian AI romance.
Boucher opened up about the forthcoming album in an Instagram post yesterday (July 1). As The A.V. Club points out, Grimes responded to a fan asking about what sort of "vibez" her next album would have. And with Grimes being Grimes, she provided a very Grimes answer.
Here's what she said:
It's a space opera about CLAIRE DE LUNE — an artificial courtesan who was implanted in a simulation that is a memory of the A.I. creation story on Earth from the brain of the engineer who invented A.I. because he wants to relive his life but see if his perfect dream girl could team him to love thereby he would preserve humanity this time rather than let them fade into obscurity — overcome by the machines. As she slowly realizes she is essentially a dancing puppet for the male gaze tho, their relationship grows complex.
Simultaneously — "No ONE" (the most powerful super intelligence in the future where the simulation is being rendered from) realizes there's a massive hyper-realistic sim running and sends in her troll A.I. puppets to wreak havoc. DARK MATTER — her lead A.I. demon — enters basically as the "black swan" to Claire De Lune — but in the end they fall into a lesbian romance due to the fact that they are the only two fully A.I. beings in this universe. It goes on but that's where the first part of the story stops.
If "Claire De Lune" seems familiar, it is. Back when Grimes announced in March that she signed to Columbia Records for her next album, she shared a link to the website clairedelune.io. The site asked for fans' names, phone numbers and email addresses, as well as asked "Are you a player of games?" The site also contained a little logo of a Grimes-like fairy on a moon. So by the looks of things, she's been plotting this for a while.
If this means the new Grimes album will lead to communism has yet to be seen.