Grimes ‘Go’ ft. Blood Diamonds
It has been an extremely long time since we’ve heard any new material from the lovely Clare Boucher, aka GRIMES. Her album Visions blew everyone away when it was released back in 2012 with tracks such as ‘Genesis‘ and ‘Oblivion’ spreading her name across the world.
Everyone wanted to be GRIMES when Visions was released and most people still do, but after two years of little to no new music, it’s about time we all sat down and delved back into her musical world before we wished we could steal her entire image.
There have been rumours spread around the internet that GRIMES wrote her new song ‘Go’ originally for a far more “mainstream” artist, but it was soon rejected. If the rumours are true, then it’s definitely better this way because instead of hearing new music from that person, we have new music from GRIMES and that just sounds much more pleasing.
‘Go’ was recorded with the assistance of BLOOD DIAMONDS, a great producer and good friend of Ms Boucher. The two have worked together on a variety of projects however ‘Go’ is their first official collaboration since BLOOD DIAMONDS‘ track ‘Phone Sex’ back in 2012. About the track, GRIMES has explained, “It’s our summer jam so we figured we should put it out cuz I am very bored of waiting to finish my album b4 releasing new music haha.”
“Summer Jam” is definitely a good description of the track as it starts of with a very smooth house synth track sliding in seductively below Boucher’s surprisingly lower vocals. We are used to hearing quite high vocals from GRIMES and so to hear her bringing her pitch down a bit for ‘Go’ shows that her new material will most definitely be bringing something new to the table.
The explosive chorus brings together chopped vocals, loud yells and a fair bit of jagged synths that all seem to stop and start in great harmony. ‘Go’ is driven by its heavy bass and has a steady tempo that stays consistent throughout it’s duration. this isn’t GRIMES as you know her, but you know you still love the track because it sounds familiar, but in a completely different way.
With it being written for another artist, of course you can expect it to not be similar to other GRIMES tracks, but it seems we’ll be receiving a bucket-load of new material later this year with Boucher’s highly anticipated second album being released later on this year. There are no specific details just yet but be sure to keep your eyes peeled.
Words by Lauren Payne