Grimes finally shared the track/video for REALiTi, the previously-unheard track which was recorded in 2013 for an early (and later scrapped) version of her 2012 Lp, Visions, follow-up.
Grimes dances in only the way she does around a lily pond, a flight of stairs, and various cityscapes across Asia.
In her own words:
Since this is no longer gonna be on the album, I’m releasing it as a special thank you to everyone in Singapore, KL, Manila, Jakarta, HK, Shanghai, Beijing, Taipei, Seoul, Osaka, Nagoya and Tokyo who came out to the shows! It was an honor to play with a bunch of amazing bands and travel to places I would never otherwise be able to go[.]
This song was never finished. its a demo from ~ the lost album ~, recorded early 2013. i lost the ableton file, so its not mixed or mastered. i tried to doctor the mp3 into a listenable state, but it was poorly recorded in the first place and never meant to be heard by anyone, so its a bit of a mess haha.
REALiTi is melodic and works on the same level as Go (the rejected Rihanna demo that was released last summer). Her voice is dulcet but not overly sugary and the cinematography is completely stunning.
Though there’s still no confirmation on when Grimes’ next album is, but we are all waiting.