Grimes releases music video for unheard track ‘REALiTi’

Last year Claire Boucher aka Grimes scrapped the record she was working on, saying her new material “sucked, so I threw it out and started again.” “It upsets a lot of my fans, and I get why it upsets them,” Grimes told The New York Times, and so she started afresh.

In her description of the video, Grimes writes: “Since this is no longer gonna be on the album, I’m releasing it as a special thank you to everyone in Singapore, KL, Manila, Jakarta, HK, Shanghai, Beijing, Taipei, Seoul, Osaka, Nagoya and Tokyo who came out to the shows! It was an honor to play with a bunch of amazing bands and travel to places I would never otherwise be able to go.”

Grimes calls the song a demo from “the lost album,” a record she intended to have follow her 2012 Visions album, but cast aside. “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.”