GRIMES Watch The New Video For ‘Go’
‘Go’ ft. Blood Diamonds, the latest track from Grimes, now has a stunning video.
Following its live debut at Governor’s Ball in New York earlier in the summer, Claire then gave the track away to fans through her SoundCloud channel, calling it her “summer jam”. Continuing the track’s collaborative theme, she enlisted her brother Mac to work alongside her as co-director for the video. Under the production alias of Roco-Prime, they travelled around California last month to create their ambitious sci-fi homage to Dante’s Inferno.
Speaking of the video, Claire says; “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.”
The video begins with David Hayter reading the opening lines of the Inferno. A screenwriter famed for the early X-Men movies and the film adaptation of Alan Moore’s Watchmen, he’s also a prominent voice actor in the Metal Gear Solid game series – “My work has been super inspired by X-Men and the Metal Gear games lately, so I was very honoured to have David read the opening lines of the inferno,” Claire said.
You can watch the video here or in the player below.
In a busy period for her, Grimes featured prominently in Pitchfork’s recent ‘Best Of The Decade So Far’ feature, where her 2012 breakthrough Visions appeared high up in their Album poll, while the track ‘Oblivion’ picked up both a Best Video mention and, most notably, was named the Number 1 ‘Track Of The Decade So Far’.
Claire will be performing at Jay-Z’s Made In America Festival in Philadelphia this weekend.