Grimes feat. Janelle Monae: "Venus Fly" (4AD): Earlier this week, the internationally-lauded art-popster scored Juno award nominations for Alternative Album of the Year, and Recording Package of the Year, for the album Art Angels. She also received a Juno nomination for Video of the Year for directing the clip to her own song, "Kill v Maim."
You may remember her pointed criticism of the Junos last year, so presumably her stance has softened now,
Grimes' very strong cinematic talent is confirmed on the just-released video for "Venus Fly," another track on Art Angels.
The video was directed and edited by Grimes, and it also features another visionary, US R&B star Janelle Monáe. “We used the Phantom cameras to create a feeling of time suspended,” said Grimes of the inspiration behind the video.
The singer added that "sometimes it feels futile to be making art in this cruel and extreme political climate, but some of the brightest moments of the last few months for me and for a lot of you, I suspect, have come from seeing Janelle Monae's amazing and positive vision of the future, especially when we are being introduced to so many possible dystopian futures. Thanks for giving so much time, energy and creativity to this project."
Both the track and the clip are quite mesmerising.
No upcoming concert dates listed on her website.