Grimes

SONG OF THE DAY:
Grimes + Blood Diamonds, “Go”

June 26, 2014   Editors' Picks
Photo: Mac Boucher

Now that her first song in two years has been premiered on Zane Lowe’s Radio 1 show, Grimes has shared the stuttering synths and head-seeking hooks of “Go”—a collaboration with her old friend Blood Diamonds—via Soundcloud.

“It’s our summer jam so we figured we should put it out,” Claire Boucher wrote in a press release, “cuz I am very bored of waiting to finish my album b4 releasing new music haha.”

The track wasn’t scrapped from the cutting room floor, though; it loses the pitch-shifting effects of past Grimes material for full-on vocal acrobatics that make the singer/producer’s love of pop and R&B artists like Mariah Carey much more explicit. Grab the track gratis below and check out our Grimes cover story from a few years back here