CMU Approved

Approved: Grimes – Flesh Without Blood/Life In The Vivid Dream

By | Published on Tuesday 27 October 2015


Hey, Grimes is back. That’s nice to know. I mean, we obviously knew she had a new album coming out soon, but now there’s some actual music to listen to. And – good news – it is good.

‘Flesh Without Blood’ sees the musician take a step further towards a mainstream sound without for a moment selling herself out. The leap from last album ‘Visions’ to this is clear: Grimes can achieve a lot on her own in her bedroom, but given access to greater resources, she has the vision to take her songs a lot further. Also, her diction is better now. Which is always a plus.

The beautiful and grotesque new video that marks the start of the final sprint to the album release on 6 Nov is split into two parts (two acts, if you must), with ‘Flesh Without Blood’ and an epilogue of sorts in ‘Life In The Vivid Dream’. Watch here: