Posted in music on August 27, 2014

by Bill Pearis

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Grimes new single with Blood Diamonds, "Go," now has a video, co-directed by Claire herself with her brother Mac Boucher under the collaborative name Roco-Prime. It's like some kind of Tarsem/NABIL collaboration as imagined by Hype Williams. There's swordplay and flowing scarves in the desert, hypercolor slo-mo dancing, splashing about...pretty much the whole gambit of over-the-top music video imagery. Also: voice of Solid Snake David Hayter reading from Dane's Inferno. But what does it mean? Claire offers some insight:

It's our take on Dante's inferno. The circles of hell reflect more contemporary issues though. We shot a bunch at the salton sea which is basically an apocalyptic wasteland filled with dead fish because of human carelessness, the bullet hole hallway a la korn freak on a leash etc etc. If you look closely you can find clues. Haha, but in the usual fashion it is also abstract enough to just be a trippy visual accompaniment to the song.
Interpret for yourself -- check out the "Go" video below...

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Grimes - Go ft. Blood Diamonds

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Comments (35)

Grimes AND flowing scarves?!?!?!

I'm sooooooo there.

Posted by Anonymous | August 27, 2014 1:49 PM

Grimes da god!! Best video since Thriller.

Posted by Anonymous | August 27, 2014 2:03 PM

The next level has officially arrived!

Posted by Anonymous | August 27, 2014 2:05 PM

BV can't get far enough up this girls ass...

Posted by Anonymous | August 27, 2014 2:10 PM

did she wear the Kanye puppy fur boots i bought her yet?

Posted by Anonymous | August 27, 2014 2:12 PM

that's my boo!

brilliant as usual.

Posted by Anonymous | August 27, 2014 2:15 PM

Did you guys catch the clues? That shit blew my mind! This video probably be considered on the same level as the Bible or the Koran.

Posted by Anonymous | August 27, 2014 2:19 PM

i wish i had some speed to lure grimes into be my girlfriend.

Posted by Anonymous | August 27, 2014 2:32 PM

Did Grimes really live on a houseboat and travel down the mighty Mississip?

Posted by Anonymous | August 27, 2014 2:34 PM

^ correct. It was like Moses floating down the Nile.

Posted by Anonymous | August 27, 2014 2:39 PM

haha what the hell is this???

Posted by Anonymous | August 27, 2014 2:44 PM

one two three somke the weed

Posted by Anonymous | August 27, 2014 3:01 PM

She's more relevant to humanity than Mark Twain

Posted by Anonymous | August 27, 2014 3:09 PM

She truly is the pivotal artist of our generation. It's going to be be fun to listen how her music will mature as she becomes an artist we will always reference for years to come.

Posted by D | August 27, 2014 3:13 PM

banging track, eff tha h8ers.

Posted by Anonymous | August 27, 2014 3:26 PM

I would die 4 her, she's 2 legit 2 quit

Posted by Anonymous | August 27, 2014 3:30 PM

Posted by Anonymous | August 27, 2014 3:49 PM

^old as shit. Big Bob Pollard fan. smh

Posted by Anonymous | August 27, 2014 3:56 PM

^ Dumb as fuck right there.

Posted by Anonymous | August 27, 2014 4:00 PM

ipods

Posted by Anonymous | August 27, 2014 4:05 PM

Has Pitchfork named this the #1 video of all time yet?

Posted by Anonymous | August 27, 2014 4:42 PM

Grimes is better than every other act BV covers.

Posted by Anonymous | August 27, 2014 4:46 PM

Pitchfork headline: "Grimes UNLEASHES 'Go' Video"

Posted by Anonymous | August 27, 2014 4:49 PM

it would be really gross to have to bang grimes

Posted by Anonymous | August 27, 2014 5:14 PM

Ooh, lotta butthurt former-Skrillex fans.

Posted by Anonymous | August 27, 2014 5:29 PM

Oh baby

Posted by Anonymous | August 27, 2014 6:18 PM

>>BV can't get far enough up this girls ass...

BV can't get far enough up this girl's ass.

I fixed that for you, friend.

Posted by Anonymous | August 27, 2014 6:44 PM

I'm wondering if I can ask a legit question in this forum, as I know the level of snark is waaay hi. All kidding aside: I have heard bits and pieces of her first album, and I seem to recall a bit more noise and (some) dissonance. It was far from polished. This, however, I don't even think I would think was the same artist. Is it the new label and such? Am I missing something or does this sound way more slick and produced than her other album that people lost their collective shit over? Just curious.

Posted by Anonymous | August 27, 2014 6:48 PM

@648 you see, grimes has ascended since gifting humanity with visions. she pooped out this number for rihanna and no one knows what her new material will go on to sound like.

Posted by Anonymous | August 27, 2014 6:54 PM

GRIMES IS NOT A CRIME!

Posted by Anonymous | August 27, 2014 7:02 PM

No better way to start a day then a nice tub of hummus and a grimes song on repeat.

Posted by Anonymous | August 28, 2014 1:03 AM

If the new stuff sounds like this, then the earth will spin into a black hole of sadness. I am sure Rhianna is not pleased with the obligatory name drop every time this song is mentioned on the internet. Like this shit might ever pass her teams quality control process.

Posted by Anonymous | August 28, 2014 9:01 AM

D posting about Grimes at 3:13pm, ok sure lol.

Posted by Anonymous | August 28, 2014 9:19 AM

Dane (Cook)'s Inferno?

Posted by Anonymous | August 28, 2014 9:20 AM

So so glad I discovered this band from watching the Haim music video for "My Song 5!!!" The video is hilariously awesome + I've got some cool new music to check out. Win win

Link for the lazy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eSlmgr15Yh0

Posted by JessHanes | September 5, 2014 3:53 PM

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