LISTEN: Grimes Shares New Acoustic-Driven Single “Delete Forever”

It’s the fourth song to be released from her forthcoming Miss Anthropocene, out next Friday.

Grimes has been in the news plenty lately, though not nearly enough of this exposure has been in connection to her long-anticipated follow-up to 2015’s Art Angels. With the release of Miss Anthropocene only a week away, Claire Boucher is sharing one more single from her fifth studio album, which surprisingly takes the form of an acoustic-driven ballad about the opioid epidemic.

“I feel like it ends up having this sort of like ‘Wonderwall’ kind of vibe or something,” she told Zane Lowe on his Beats 1 show this morning, where “Delete Forever” was introduced, also noting that she wrote it immediately after learning of the death of Lil Peep. “It’s a pretty bummer song… I’ve had quite a few friends pass away—in particular, one friend when I was eighteen passed away from complications related to opioid addiction. Artists keep dying and stuff so I wrote this song on the night Lil Peep died.”

Stream the characteristically experimental track—which also includes horns, banjo, and a heavy early-aughts contemporary pop influence—and watch Boucher’s appearance on Beats 1 below. Brace yourself for Miss Anthropocene’s release next Friday via 4AD.

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