“At first, I guess, there was just Grimes,” she says in the documentary. “I don’t technically have control of her narrative anymore—she very much exists in pop culture now. Grimes as one person cannot represent more than a couple of ideas. That’s why I started developing some of the other characters, like really abstract from who I am and how I am.”
Interview with Grimes from 2012.
‘She’s only 24, but already releasing her third album Visions: Claire Boucher a.k.a. Grimes. With a sense of irony, the Canadian musician admits that she’s ‘pretty good at faking’. She says she doesn’t know that much about music at all. “I just push the things I’m naturally good at really hard, but if I would play as a back-up musician in someone else’s band, I would totally fuck it up for everybody.”‘
A mini-documentary about Claire Boucher (Grimes) made by Tim Kelly in 2011.
Grimes performing “Be a Body” at Good Records in Dallas, TX. Shot with a Sony HX9v, with audio from a Zoom H1.
“I could live in the world just like a stranger
I could tell you the truth or a lie
I could tell you that people are good in the end
But why, why would I?
Angels will cry when it’s raining
Tears that are no longer clean…”
From Art Angels (2015), available for download here. Written, directed, edited, coloured and art directed by Grimes.
And HERE is an interview with her.