In the lead-up to her own new album, Grimes has linked up with collaborators across an assortment of genres. She dabbled in K-pop on the Loona cut “Love4eva”; channeled industrial on “The Medicine Does Not Control Me” with Mindless Self Indulgence’s Jimmy Urine; and danced with the R&B queen herself Janelle Monáe’s on “PYNK”. Today, Grimes lets a bit of her inner metalhead run free on “Nihilist Blues”, a joint track with English rockers Bring Me the Horizon.
The track whiplashes a fierce energy from the get-go, but its thrashing aggression actually, somehow works, and for both acts in question. For Grimes, her futuristic take on pop is intensified, and it’s like watching her partake in a mosh pit gone mad. As for BMTH, the song is another step in their evolution toward a more dance/pop sphere, something they’ve been inching toward for some time now.
Take a listen below.
“Nihilist Blues” will appear on BMTH’s new album, amo, which arrives tomorrow.
Aside from music, Grimes has been wrapped up in romantic and legal drama with Elon Musk; she was recently subpoenaed as part of a class action lawsuit against the Tesla co-founder over his infamous “$420 a share” tweet.