Friday, June 27, 2014

Good Girl Gone Bad: Grimes & Blood Diamonds - "Go" (penned for Rihanna)

"It's our summer jam, so we figured we should put it out, cuz I am very bored of waiting to finish my album [before] releasing new music haha," Grimes (real name Claire Boucher) said in a recent press release. Last winter, Boucher signed what some might call a mildly head-scratching management deal with Jay Z's own Roc-Nation off-shoot company — alongside previous signees HAIM, M.I.A. Santigold, Mark Ronson, Shakira, Wale, and The Ting Tings. Grimes and her fellow Canadian comrade/frequent collaborator Blood Diamonds were reportedly commissioned by Roc-Nation to produce and original track for R&B super-star Rihanna. While it was ultimately rejected by the Roc-Nation team, Grimes & Blood Diamonds recently recorded their own version of the track, now re-titled "Go." Blood Diamonds' 2010-12 reminiscent Dubstep/Electro-leaning production work seems to have been influenced by Grimes' former Full Flex Express touring mates, Diplo and Skrillex. Grimes assures die-hard fans that "Go"'s sugar-coated Pop sound isn't exactly indicative of her long-rumored fourth album; writing on Twitter just the other day, "[you] know releasing a song that's so different from my usual music is stressful, but y'all [are] being SO damn nice!!! Gracias." No word just yet if Grimes' fourth album will feature any collaborations with her long-forgotten lady posse L$D or her new-found Twitter BFF, Bethany Cosentino from Best Coast. It's also worth noting for whatever reasons that Grimes perfectly self-describes the overall look of her new press photos shot with brother Mac Boucher as and I quote, "an anime elf assassin who is a big fan of Dolly Parton and Patsy Cline."

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