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Grimes is asking fans to take part in her upcoming video


Grimes has shared an unfinished video for ‘You’ll Miss Me When I’m Not Around’ and is asking fans to help her finish it.

The track is taken from the singer’s fifth studio album, Miss Anthropocene, which was released in February and for her latest single, the artist has shared the raw audio and video files to encourage “creators to generate their own videos, as part of a collective art project”.

According to a press release, video creators are encouraged to share their productions through the hashtag #grimesartkit on Twitter, where Grimes will share some that she is a fan of. You can get your hands on the art kit here, which is being distributed through WeTransfer, ArtStation, and Native Instruments.

Announcing the initiative in an Instagram post, Grimes said: “Quarantine Art Kit, link in bio. We shot 5 of these greenscreen ‘lyric videos’ so we could have visuals for the album (doing our regular intensive videos in my state didn’t seem super wise etc etc). But obvs w delete forever we started messing around in post and making better stuff than we thought we could. Anyhow – Because we’re all in lockdown we thought if people are bored and wanna learn new things, we could release the raw components of one of these for anyone who wants to try making stuff using our footage.

“In my bio is a we-transfer file with – the “you’ll miss me when I’m not around” greenscreen footage, some shorter snippets (might be easier to mess around with but feel free to cut up master file however, make gifs, whatevs). – stems for the song if you wanna mess around wit audio (and some native inst tools are included). + single art etc.”

She also added: “So hoping some of these things are of use when the days are long and lonely. •Anyway, I hope everybodies doing ok!”

Check the post out in full, below.