About a year ago I downloaded the song “Vanessa” by the Canadian artist Grimes after hearing it on KCRW’s Chocolate City one night. I didn’t think much about it until a few weeks ago when my friend Daniel Paul mentioned that Grimes would be performing at Coachella this year and that I should check out her latest album.
The first music video I found was for her new song “Genesis.” Apparently, her influences include David Lynch, the author Frank Herbert, electronica, Japanese pop culture, and medieval music.
Although I don’t find her video for “Oblivion” to be as compelling, I like the song better.
She must be getting more popular because I heard “Oblivion” at a bar in West Hollywood last night. Check her out.