Grimes has released a new single called ‘Shinigami Eyes’, the follow-up to December’s ‘Player of Games’. The track arrives with an accompanying video directed by Brthr (the duo of Alex Lee and Kyle Wightman), written by Grimes, and featuring BLACKPINK’s Jennie Kim and Dorian Electra. Watch and listen below.
Talking about the new song in an interview with Zane Lowe on Apple Music, Grimes said:
I’m not sure what I should say or not say. I always say a bunch of stupid shit and get in trouble, but either way. This is the label executive decision song. I love the record, but it’s just like, everyone’s like, what’s the deeper meaning? And it’s like, well, Nino Angelo just really had just watched Death Note and really liked it. Basically, I wrote the whole space opera thing and this is the only song that wasn’t this big narrative plot. Anyway, I actually do really like the song. Sorry. I’m just undermining the marketing strategy.
According to a press release, ‘Shinigami Eyes’ will appear on an EP called Fairies Cum First, a “prelude” to Grimes’ forthcoming double album Book 1. “I made a bunch of stuff and I just want to make a bunch more stuff,” she said in the interview. “There’s just more kind of sonic, conceptual ideas that I think need to get done to make everything make more sense. And we kind of have two album covers and it seems like a waste to throw on one of them away.”