It can be really rough for artists early in their career who get the opportunity to take their music to new heights, in terms of transitioning from their early work into their works of the future. For them to retain their original audiences attention, while broadening their approach to their own musical divinations, and art alike is a feat in itself.
We have seen #Grimes go from so many different platforms in her realm of music, and one thing I have always appreciated about her music or style, no more or less than her wonderful voice, is she always releases unique collective oasis’ of sound.
Experimental and rough, she mentions “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”.
…and although she had a brief americanized dubstep, “trapstyle” flop (I say that in a creative sense) that feature (Vancouver video game designer Mike Tucker’s R&B-infused dance pop) artist Blood Diamonds, it was still a very pop-heavy creation, and did its part as a stepping stone for her to grow from, there is absolutely nothing wrong with that, I do not believe that was her creative direction.
Many of Grimes listeners have explicitly expressed their love for her, but her fans know she can deliver the energy and atmosphere in a strong, and ultimately uplifting way but I expect so much more than the #Oblivion girl we knew in back in March of #2012.