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Grimes calls previous album 'Art Angels' “a piece of crap” and “a stain on my life”

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Grimes is distancing herself from previous work as she prepares to release her new album Miss_Anthrop0cene.

Gimes, who announced the decision to change her legal name from ‘Claire’ to ‘c’, is moving away from her previous moniker in a bid to turn a new direction. Fans of c have had to wait patiently for new material with the follow-up to 2015 record Art Angels suffering numerous setbacks.

Now though, with the new record all but completed, c has moved to distance herself from Grimes album Art Angels and explained her disdain for the project after it was repeatedly labeled “a pop record”.

“The last album was a piece of crap,” she said of the album in a new interview with Cultured. “I feel like people really misread it and it feels like a stain on my life,” she added.

“I just wish I could make music in a vacuum,” she continued. “It’s good to make people mad actually, I retract my statement. If you can make people mad without actually hurting anyone, that’s probably a good thing.”

While announcing the new record on social media, Grimes said: “It’s a concept album about the anthropomorphic Goddess of climate Change,” in the caption. “A psychedelic, space-dwelling demon/ beauty-Queen who relishes the end of the world. She’s composed of Ivory and Oil.

“Each song will be a different embodiment of human extinction as depicted through a Pop star Demonology,” she adds. “The first song ‘we appreciate power’, introduced the pro-AI-propaganda girl group who embody our potential enslavement/destruction at the hands of Artificial General intelligence.”