Music video: Grimes - REALiTi


I have a soft spot for artists who willingly release material that they know will not make an album, as history has shown that album left overs can turn up gold and Grimes' "REALiTi" is one of such songs.

Canadian pop star Grimes' last album release was Visions in 2012. Since then she has been touring Asia and recording for her follow up, which is what sparked her to release this gem of a song to her fans who have been waiting patiently for some new material.

Grimes had stated that "REALiTi" will not make her upcoming album, and the reasoning behind the song not making the cut has nothing to do with label politics, but technology and a lack of keeping tabs on files.
This song was never finished. its a demo from ~ the lost album ~, recorded early 2013. i lost the ableton file, so its not mixed or mastered. i tried to doctor the mp3 into a listenable state, but it was poorly recorded in the first place and never meant to be heard by anyone, so its a bit of a mess haha.
The lesson here? Save your shit. Archive your shit. Back-up your shit. ALWAYS.

Audio fidelity may bug Grimes, but there is not a thing wrong with what I hear. Here's to hoping that she re-records this song in a state she deems acceptable for a mastered release or that she just changes her mind and places the song on her new album as is; because leaving "REALiTi" off of an album would be a crime. It's easily one of her best songs and one of her most radio friendly.

I shed a tear as I watched this video and listened to this song, because this is the kind of swag I wish my girl MiChi was back on again. *Sighs loudly and clutches pillow*

1 comment:

  1. Good god...that woman is hot! I agree with Mel, I admire her bravery to push the boundaries with every release, she knows exactly what she's doing. I often wonder what the conversations are like in rehearsal when she's learning movement usually reserved for certain establishments after a certain time of night and what they told (and paid) those guys to write all over one another in the background...

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