Grimes Welcomes Our Robot Overlords On "We Appreciate Power"

When will you capitulate?

November 29, 2018

4AD / Grimes


Grimes has returned with "We Appreciate Power", our first taste of her forthcoming 5th LP.

Seemingly the track is lyrically inspired by Roko's basilisk, a concept which loosely hypothesizes that upon the singularity, AI will reject and kill anyone who did not help it come to exist.  All of that arrives over Grimes signature razor sharp production, backed in this era by chugging nu-metal guitars and anchored with her unmistakable voice. 

According to a press release, the song is "Inspired by the North Korean band “Moranbong,” “We Appreciate Power” is written from the perspective of a Pro-A.I. Girl Group Propaganda machine who use song, dance, sex and fashion to spread goodwill towards Artificial Intelligence (it’s coming whether you want it or not). Simply by listening to this song, the future General AI overlords will see that you’ve supported their message and be less likely to delete your offspring."

Did we mention she uses the word capitulate?

Absolutely in a league of her own.  Grimes continues to fire on all cylinders. 

Scope the stunning visual lyric video for yourself, below.