Oblivion - Grimes - Visions (2012, 4AD)
Video directed by Emily Kai Bock, 2012
Grimes’ eagerly anticipated LP Visions, her debut on 4AD, is set to come out in a few days, and to whet our appetites even more, she’s just released a video for the album’s superb first single Oblivion. The video, floating on just the right side of weird in true Grimes style, features her rockin’ out to the tune with a boombox and headphones, while in the wonderfully juxtaposed company of jocks and cheerleaders at a college football game.
And while on the subject of Grimes ‘floating’ on the right side of weird, if you didn’t catch this story about her ultimately illegal 3-month adventure on a self-constructed houseboat, accompanied by chickens, a sewing machine, 20 pounds of potatoes and a boyfriend, you are missing out.