Grimes – the indie promise that became a Twitter joke

Grimes – the indie promise that became a Twitter joke

In the Metropolitan Museum of Art in Manhattan, the clattering sound of cameras can be heard. It’s a May evening in 2018 and it’s time for one of the biggest events of the year – the Met Gala.

World celebrities, artists, actors and fashion personalities pose on the unrolled beige carpet. The theme for the evening is “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination”.

But it is not the fashion that will be the main news this evening.

Just hours before the gala, rumors spread that one of the world’s richest people, the man who created the car brand Tesla, has started dating a new girl. The rumors are unconfirmed, but suddenly they are standing there together in front of the cameras.

Elon Musk and the 17-year-younger Claire Boucher, better known as the indie artist Grimes.

It has been six years Grimes broke through with the critically acclaimed album Visionsan album she made herself on the simple music show Garageband, over the course of three weeks, high on amphetamines.

At the time, she was described as the indie world’s next great future promise – a new-thinking visionary.

Far from everyone knows who Grimes is when she now stands next to Musk. Nevertheless, the news of the odd couple spread like wildfire.

But many are genuinely disappointed that Grimes – the underground artist who called himself an anti-imperialist – has become together with an unstable tech billionaire who wants to colonize Mars.

The evening at The Met will be a turning point. Grimes goes from being considered a musical genius to being seen as a joke.

P3 Music documentary about Grimes is the story of the Canadian indie upstart who became a Twitter joke.

The documentary was made by Anna Lillkung in September 2022.
Producer Siri Hill.
Executive producer Hanna Frelin.
Technician Fredrik Nilsson.
The program is made by the production company Tredje Statsmakten Media.

Cast: Effie Karabuda, Mia Arias Tsang and Joachim Voss Sundell.

As sources, articles about and interviews with Grimes have been used in the Sydney Morning Herald, Vanity Fair, The New Yorker, Chicago Tribune, Rolling Stone, The Independent, The Fader, ABC News, The Guardian, The New York Times, NPR, Billboard, Headliner , Don’t Die Wondering, Entertainment Weekly, The Wall Street Journal, DIY Magazine, Medium, ABC Australia, The Independent, CBC and The Things.

Audio clips in the documentary come from: Lex Fridman Podcast, The Zane Lowe Interview Series, Entertainment Tonight Canada, Youtube channel “lok”, The Interview Show with David Scott, POOF! The pop show and Youtube channels Intro Magazine, The Nomenklaturist, Pop Trigger, KEXP, Access Video TV and advancedfirefly,


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