grimes' next album is full of diss tracks aimed at music industry misogynists
And there’s a vampish track that Boucher describes as “Ginger Spice”.
"They're not all diss tracks, but there's a lot of diss tracks," Grimes has said of her much-anticipated upcoming album, slated for release in October on 4AD. The diss tracks are aimed at male music engineers who won't let her touch anything in the studio, but will happily hand the controls over to male producers. "It was so sexist. I was, like, aghast," Boucher told Fader, adding that, "It made me really disillusioned with the music industry. It made me realize what I was doing is important." That's making it all herself, on her own equipment.
She also revealed that there is a fierce club track with three female, as yet unrevealed MCs, which is about "being too scary to be objectified," and also, "one that's super vampish and sexy... I don't know her name yet, but she's like the Ginger Spice." The album is inspired by Grimes' teenage alt rock heroes, Nine Inch Nails, Marilyn Manson and The Smashing Pumpkins, and tracks have titles like Flesh Without Blood and Scream.
"Not having to answer to a big label. Not having to answer to anyone artistically, but also being visible," is how Grimes is repping for the alt scene. "I think being visible is important to me because I'm trying to represent something politically," she continues, explaining her mission to demonstrate, "That women can do technical work … That I can be a producer and a pop star and also very experimental."