Canadian art-pop queen Claire Boucher (aka Grimes) announced her long-awaited new album on Twitter and Instagram this morning by unveiling its artwork. Art Angels will become Grimes' fourth LP, and it's her first since 2012's Visions, the album that rocketed her out of the Montreal music community into worldwide popularity and acclaim. It doesn't have a release date yet, but new music and a new video are coming next week; it remains to be seen whether that means a single or the album in full. Grimes' label 4AD hasn't commented on a release date at post time, but it's retweeted her initial reveal.
Grimes hasn't kept totally silent during the near-four years between Visions and Art Angels. She released "Go" in 2014, a single that was made with producer Blood Diamonds and originally written for Rihanna. "REALiTi" followed in March of this year; it was recorded in 2013 for what would become Art Angels, but it was removed from the album during the recording process and given up for free instead. Grimes said Art Angels would be released in October with a series of tweets back in May, long before the album even had its title. The album's reveal today suggests that timeline is still well within reach.
art angels: album cover. music and video next week artwork by grimes pic.twitter.com/xG9jOVHHpb— grimes (@Grimezsz) October 19, 2015
Update November 1st 3:30PM ET: Art Angels will be released on November 6th.