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After performing the track on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon last week, Grimes released her highly anticipated music video for "Genesis" today. Grimes a.k.a. Claire Boucher directs and stars, further affirming that she is capable of making some of the most entertaining music videos out there right now. Let's crunch the percentages that make up this video, and see if we can use it as a window into the spooky Canadian diva's brain.

Artist Bio

Grimes is weird pop influenced by styles such as R&B, Industrial, goth, hip hop and Western medieval organum. She is noted for simple but strong percussion, vocal virtuosity, and addictive melodies. Despite having little acquaintance with music before the age of 18, Grimes (born 1988) has overcome this barrier and used it to her advantage, exploding onto the music scene with a sound that is that is far different from that of her peers, and extremely broad in its references (Mariah Carey, Salem, Cocteau Twins, Gang Gang Dance, The Smiths, Prince). And yet, while all Grimes songs are different and genre-bending, there is a strong sound that is fully her own, characterized primarily by her chameleon-like voice.
She cannot read music and has no understanding of theory or notation, so her attempts to imitate often fail. Rather, the result is particularly unique, strangely beautiful, sometimes scary, frequently melancholic and catchy as hell.


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  • Duration:
  • 5:32
  • Views:
  • 4,749

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