Grimes is gearing up to release Art Angels, the long-awaited follow-up to 2012's Visions, and today she dropped a video for the album's first single. The clip is almost seven minutes long and takes place over the course of two acts, "Flesh, Without Blood" and "Life in the Vivid Dream," which seems to be an epilogue of sorts. "Flesh Without Blood" is a big, extra-caffeinated dance missive, with just enough jittery percussion to make it slightly uncomfortable to listen to repeatedly. It's everything you'd expect from Grimes, but with a little bit more pop star sheen than usual.
The video itself is also perfectly Grimes-ian, all bright colors and images that teeter just on the verge of grotesque. There might be a plot, but at first glance, the visual is mostly a costume parade with Grimes playing several roles: an eccentric Victorian woman with a knife wound, an angel-winged cowgirl, and a fedora-clad, Guys and Dolls-esque gambler. Art Angels will be out on November 6th.
Update, 3:57PM ET: Updated to add the album's November release date.