Watch: Grimes - Go (featuring Blood Diamonds): Looks like we’re a few steps closer to that second Grimes album, as the video for the infamously originally-written-for-Rihanna “Go” has arrived. Directed by Grimes and her brother (collectively known as Roco-Prime), Grimes’ press release for the video states:
Anyway, the video is a sci-fi homage to Dante’s inferno. In the inferno, people’s actions in life echo eternally. Mike (Virgil) and I (Dante) wander through the circles of hell. It’s not a traditional hell, it kind of reflects stuff thats going on today. We shot a bunch at the salton sea which is basically an apocalyptic wasteland filled with dead fish because of human carelessness, a hallway of bullet holes a la korn freak on a leash 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.
Yep, it’s definitely trippy. We wonder if there’s one particular desert that all popstars use for their desert-centric promos? The vid also features a voice cameo from David “Solid Snake” Hayter. According to the press release:
My work has been super inspired by Xmen and the metal gear games lately so I was very honoured to have him read the opening lines of the inferno.
An X-Men/MGS-influenced Grimes album? Can we have that ASAP please?