I love Grimes so much, and find her so relatable. Sure, she’s also Canadian, and she’s vegan, loves the Vengaboys, and also a huge fan of Game of Thrones… (so basically we’d be best friends), but I just love how she puts her self out there, has opinions and views, and isn’t afraid to express it. Too many people are cookie cutter, not interesting, and just way too afraid to say anything that may rock the boat.
Claire is obviously a deeply sensitive person, which is a good thing, but also hurts her when fans are critical. Claire, you have fans that LOVE you, and love that you speak out, and it sucks that there’s drama that follows it, but you make the world more interesting. I would recommend talking to Thom Yorke, who also is someone I admire, who also speaks out, and continues to speak out and doesn’t care if he pisses people off. Maybe don’t go to Morrissey’s level, but there are role models who are deeply respected for their art and their views, and their role in making the world a better place.
People are saying that Grimes dumped her record because she was hurt by what fans said about Go… and I think that’s unfair. She obviously knew deep down it wasn’t good, and I admire that she had the integrity to dump it and start over. We will wait patiently for the next one (I have been waiting for Grimes’ album for over a year now).
I didn’t write the best review for “Go” but it is a great, fun, pop song. Just not world changing like her previous albums.