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Montreal, Canada (2010 – present)

Grimes is the alias of the musician Claire Boucher (born in 17 March 1988 in Vancouver, Canada and based in Montreal). Her music is an eclectic mix of styles which she described herself as “ADD music”, because it shifts frequently and dramatically. She fuses contemporary instrumentation with classical vocal practices.

Boucher was born and raised in Vancouver, British Columbia. She graduated from Lord Byng Secondary School and studied ballet for 11 years. In 2006, she moved to Montreal, Canada to attend Montreal’s McGill University, studying Russian literature and later, neuroscience. During her studies, she began to record and perform under the name Grimes. While in Montreal, she began attending concerts put on by local experimental musicians at Lab Synthèse, a performance space located in an abandoned textile factory. She stopped going to McGill and decided to pursue her long life dream of becoming an electronic musician. She was taught how to make music by other students who were so desperate for food, they offered to teach her in return for some grub. YUM!

Her first release was the album Geidi Primes, issued on cassette in 2010 by Arbutus Records. It was followed in the same year by the sophomore album Halfaxa, through Arbutus Records. In 2011, Grimes released a split album with d’Eon titled Darkbloom.

In January 2012, she had signed with record label 4AD. In February 2012, Grimes released her third studio album, Visions. The album incorporates influences as wide as Enya, TLC and Aphex Twin, drawing from genres like , , , , and .


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  • slow-chan

    want to hear more trap tunes produced by Grimes.

    1 hour ago Reply
  • Rodrigues_Fiu

    GO, new picture // PNG Up! ♥

    3 hours ago Reply
  • brunomoonchild

    Pseudo cult people hating on Go just because it sounds too "mainstream" for her. Seriously? Like... For real? SDOAJDKASIJDSADKOSKSDO fuck hipsters ^_^ Go is cool. [2]

    7 hours ago Reply
  • brunomoonchild

    Parem de bancar os pseudo hipsters seus bostas, Go é foda é maravilhosa, vocês que são uns lixos, aceitem

    7 hours ago Reply
  • vturi

    esse discurso que ela está vendida é tão 2002, parem com isso

    yesterday evening Reply
  • herculean_

    "Go" is beautiful, stop complaining

    Yesterday 10:45am Reply
  • siliconworld

    Go video ♥

    Yesterday 10:03am Reply
  • jamesusillxd

    'Visions' is one of the best albums I have ever heard. "Go" is terrible [3]

    Yesterday 9:41am Reply
  • brobs

    grimes needs to go full mainstream. like billboard hot 100 mainstream!

    Yesterday 2:53am Reply
  • meowhunny

    Pseudo cult people hating on Go just because it sounds too "mainstream" for her. Seriously? Like... For real? SDOAJDKASIJDSADKOSKSDO fuck hipsters ^_^ Go is cool.

    Yesterday 1:04am Reply
  • djgizmoe

    I love Grimes, and Visions is one of my top albums of the last decade. That said, just saw the PV for "Go", and I got a little sad. The visuals were uninspired for the most part, sort of "Ray of Light"ish, but not terrible (I've seen goofier Grimes, videos, tbh). But the actual music is just sort of like a decent Delirium b-side with trap breakdowns. I know this was a collaboration and all (originally intended for -wtf- Rihanna?), so I guess I'll just have to wait till the new album drops to pass judgement. And seriously, it's not about being a hipster who whines about everything that's too mainstream. I'm an old (42 year old) music nerd, have a soft spot for brostep and cheesy synthpop and am an unabashed Claire fan boy (well, fan old guy)...but "Go" just isn't 'fresh' the way her other music is. Rant/whine over.

    Yesterday 12:10am Reply
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  • gudmundrodrigo

    Go music is ok, but video is shit...

    27 Aug 7:40pm Reply
  • NicolasMoaabe

    Go ♥

    27 Aug 6:19pm Reply
  • ladyedepressiva

    Quanto orgulho desse clipe de GO, maravilhoso ♥

    27 Aug 6:05pm Reply
  • comochocapic

    27 Aug 3:44pm Reply
  • patras522

    I quite like Go, which is weird

    27 Aug 10:31am Reply
  • YanVNP

    see you in a dark night

    26 Aug 11:48pm Reply
  • alyokh

    Grimes – Sagrad прекрасный ❤✨

    26 Aug 8:02am Reply
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