The first entry for Album of 2012 has arrived.
I have been obsessed with Grimes (23-year old Claire Boucher) since finding out about her last year. Her tracks “Oblivion” and “Genesis” blew me away; and she deservedly topped everyone’s ‘Ones To Watch in 2012′ lists.
With expectations being high, I am pleased to say her third full length does not disappoint. In fact, it’s a 100 times better than I hoped it would be. And that’s a remarkable feat. Visions is “post-internet” music – like Bjork’s Post, but for the YouTube generation.
Grimes has crafted a cohesive piece of work, successfully mixing poppier elements into her traditionally atmospheric sound and fuses the eerie with the ethereal by layering her doll-like vocals on top.
Atmospheric, sometimes chilling and haunting – Visions is upbeat, faux futuristic dream-pop that demands repeated listens.
The lead single and one of many stand-out tracks on the album, “Genesis”, is out now. Check it out below.
“Genesis” by Grimes