Grimes Scraps Entire New Album, Claiming "It Sucked"
In a new interview with The New York Times, Canadian synth-pop artist Grimes revealed that she has scrapped her entire new album and "started again" following the negative response that greeted her recent single "Go."
"It sucked," admits the 26-year-old singer, whose real name is Claire Boucher, about the unfinished album, "so I threw it out and started again."
Though "Go" was originally written for pop superstar Rihanna, Boucher decided to record it herself after Rihanna rejected it. "Everybody was like, 'Oh, Grimes is pandering to the radio,'" she says regarding the song's critical response. "It upsets a lot of my fans, and I get why it upsets them."
Grimes' last album Visions was released back in 2012 and was widely acclaimed as one of the best albums of the year, though it seems as if we won't be getting a new album for quite some time. You can check out her entire New York Times story right here.
The release of "Go" isn't the first time that Grimes has been criticized for her relatively mainstream taste in music. In 2012, she caught some flack from the indie community for including Taylor Swift and Justin Bieber on her list of the year's ten best albums (though they seemed to ignore the fact that she also included some totally anti-pop artists like Swans and Julia Holter).
For what it's worth, "Go" is actually a pretty good song, so the intensely negative reaction seems a bit unwarranted. Check out the music video right here and decide for yourself: