Lana Del Rey Interviews Grimes

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Grimes, Lana Del Rey (Getty Images)
Grimes, Lana Del Rey (Getty Images)

Lana Del Rey has interviewed Grimes about her new album Miss Anthropocene in a brand new piece for Interview. After a quick dialogue of their respective whereabouts, Lana asks Grimes, “Do you feel like the songs are more personal, or do they have the overculture weighing on them?” Grimes replies:

A little bit of each. I’m actually obsessive about polytheism. I like how the
historic Greeks or the traditional Egyptians lived on this bizarre anime
world the place there have been simply tons of gods that might be something. It’s
like each type of struggling had a illustration. I ponder if it
virtually has a constructive psychological impact. If your child dies in a warfare,
you’ll be able to actually go converse to War and be like, “Why did you do this?”
Or, “I hope you did this for a reason.” There’s a bizarre philosophical
justification for all ache, and there’s an anthropomorphization of
each type of ache. In our present society, we don’t even know the right way to
speak about issues. So my album’s a few fashionable demonology or a contemporary
pantheon the place each music is a few completely different approach to endure or a
completely different approach to die. If you consider it, god-making or
god-designing simply appears so enjoyable. The concept of creating the Goddess of
Plastic appears so enjoyable to me.

Later, they talk about faith and mysticism (“Mysticism is an evolutionary byproduct. I think we’re inherently religious, even if we’re not explicitly religious,” Grimes says.), collaborating with different feminine artists, writing whereas in love, and extra.

Grimes additionally spoke with Brit Marling for the Interview piece. Among their subjects of dialog is synthetic intelligence, with Grimes telling Marling, “What scares me is an artificial intelligence getting online, seeing everybody’s search history, and then blackmailing all of us into doing whatever it wants. It just feels inevitable. We’ve all sent weird e-mails or texts. Even if there are laws to prevent that, there will eventually be a sentient technology that is smart enough and strong enough and has access to take everyone’s shit, and then can make anyone do whatever it wants, Jeffrey Epstein–style.”

Check out the complete piece, known as “A Tale of Two Grimes: The Enigmatic Pop Star in Conversation With Both Lana Del Rey and Brit Marling,” at Interview.

Miss Anthropocene is Grimes’ long-awaited follow-up to 2015’s Art Angels. The album, which incorporates “Violence,” “So Heavy I Fell Through the Earth (Art Mix),” and “My Name Is Dark,” comes out February 21.