First thing’s first—Grimes shred. Claire Boucher, the 28 year-old musician and producer from Vancouver, BC, has been in the public eye releasing records since her debut album, Geidi Primes in 2010.
To many, Grimes is an enigmatically mesmerizing performer delivering innovative electro-indie-pop weirdness. However, Boucher’s hunger to consistently reinvent, reshape and grow her sound has shifted the landscape of indie and electronic music alike. About her latest record, Art Angels, Boucher tells the Rolling Stone,
“… this was just my first attempt at playing the guitar. Which is apparent when you listen to the album. After [previous LP] Visions, I didn’t want to play the keys, ’cause I don’t want to be considered ‘synth-pop’ … one of the first things I did was Google what chords were in Dolly Parton’s ‘Jolene,’ and I used those on ‘Belly of the Beat.'”
Last night, Grimes and her crew of exceptionally talented musicians/dancers took the stage at Jimmy Fallon’s late show, featuring gowns, an amazing light show and Boucher switching between keys and and guitar. Check it: