1:57 pm - 06/26/2014

Grimes: Listen/DL to the song Rihanna turned down

The expression “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure” feels especially apt in the case of Grimes’ rejected Rihanna track “Go,” which arrives today via 4AD and features “Phone Sex” collaborator Blood Diamonds. Grimes performed the track at the Governor’s Ball in June, but she debuted the recorded version today on Zane Lowe’s show on Radio 1 in the UK.

When the Montreal musician’s Visions came out in 2012, her circular throbbing arrangements were not only immediately accessible, but transcendentally and singularly jaw-dropping. Her eerie and largely unintelligible voice over subtly Satanic beats became a signature. But “Go” doesn’t stem from the comfortable niche Claire Boucher carved out for herself; the track begins with a vampiric harpsichord, introduces her emo vocals (which have never been clearer or stronger), then gnarls into an punishing dubstep climax unlike anything she’s ever done before. It’s Grimes’ first real club-ready work, but only for the kind of club where black-clad phantoms oscillate in a secret underground dungeon.

“Go” is expected to be on the Grimes’ as-yet-untitled, upcoming album, (even tho she tweeted it wasn't going to be on the new album) but Boucher wanted it out as soon as possible: “It’s our summer jam so we figured we should put it out cuz I am very bored of waiting to finish my album b4 releasing new music haha,” she said in the press release for the track.

Source: Fader | Grimes
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kittypurry 26th-Jun-2014 07:06 pm (UTC)

veronicam4rs 27th-Jun-2014 12:14 am (UTC)
kittypurry 27th-Jun-2014 12:15 am (UTC)
a katheryn stan and gaga stan coming together? end of times
reserved 26th-Jun-2014 07:07 pm (UTC)
Rihanna is dumb for passing up on this.
lipstiq 26th-Jun-2014 07:26 pm (UTC)
not at all, this isn't even that good so I see why she would
taecish 26th-Jun-2014 07:27 pm (UTC)
that would be fitting for the rest of rihanna's discography then
shepherds 26th-Jun-2014 07:27 pm (UTC)
esp compared to what she's been putting out? like yeah this isn't amazing but it's better than anything she's done this year
whitefox 26th-Jun-2014 07:09 pm (UTC)
This resembles Jump. Prob why it was rejected.
cleopatrick93 26th-Jun-2014 07:12 pm (UTC)
i hear jump too
kittypurry 26th-Jun-2014 07:09 pm (UTC)
This would have been a #1 for Rihanna

but then again what isn't a #1 for Rihanna so it is whatever

I am SLAYED by ms. grimes rn!!!!

xadyx 26th-Jun-2014 07:10 pm (UTC)
Oh this is amazing!
XxEmyll 26th-Jun-2014 07:10 pm (UTC)
Yas! This angel. Can't wait for her album.
cleopatrick93 26th-Jun-2014 07:11 pm (UTC)
Does that mean rih is working on music?
phallus 26th-Jun-2014 07:18 pm (UTC)
Yeah, her new album is def coming out late 2014.
theupperdrive 26th-Jun-2014 07:11 pm (UTC)
its a cool song but rihanna's working with coldplay for her next album?
she's probably decided to go in a different direction then this
markedglory 26th-Jun-2014 07:17 pm (UTC)
She's working with Coldplay + Kanye.
leonardy 26th-Jun-2014 07:12 pm (UTC)
i don't like that...'dubsteppy' sound in the chorus and i wish artists would stop using it. it sounds like a remix of a balloon popping
ruggio 26th-Jun-2014 07:14 pm (UTC)
i'm not sure if rihanna's DIVA vocals would even be able to save this
sparklekittens 26th-Jun-2014 07:15 pm (UTC)
slay me, claire
markedglory 26th-Jun-2014 07:15 pm (UTC)
I see why she passed on it tbh
idreaminargyle 26th-Jun-2014 07:20 pm (UTC)
avantgaurdian1 26th-Jun-2014 07:51 pm (UTC)
nefertitii 26th-Jun-2014 07:17 pm (UTC)
shouldve tossed out right now for this one
kevonmartini10 26th-Jun-2014 07:20 pm (UTC)
I don't like it
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