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Miami is just really fun whenever I go there. It's like this post-apocalyptic Barbie world: everything is pink, and there're palm trees everywhere. But then there are also all these people in crazy sunglasses, warehouses with sick parties where all the girls are covered in spikes and black leather. It's a very weird place.

Miami is just really fun whenever I go there. It's like this post-apocalyptic Barbie world: everything is pink, and there're palm trees everywhere. But then there are also all these people in crazy sunglasses, warehouses with sick parties where all the girls are covered in spikes and black leather. It's a very weird place.

The most valuable live thing for me is when people look like they're having a good time. ---->>>

I feel like vocals are to music what portraits are to painting. They're the humanity. Landscapes are good and fine, but at the end of the day everyone loves the Mona Lisa. ---->>>

I'm sad that it's uncool or offensive to talk about environmental or human rights issues.

I'm sad that it's uncool or offensive to talk about environmental or human rights issues.

If I'm a bad mood, I can't go on stage and smile.

If I'm a bad mood, I can't go on stage and smile.

Success, for me, is a song that can deliver shivers. ---->>>

I don't think I know anyone who has a steady job in Montreal. ---->>>

I like creating beauty out of scary things.

I like creating beauty out of scary things.

I like to aestheticize every possible thing that can be aestheticized. ---->>>

I think I have serious latent Catholic guilt issues. ---->>>

I was incredibly unpopular in high school but also extremely notorious. ---->>>

From an early age, I knew I would be unhappy if I wasn't doing something creative. ---->>>

I believe the human mind is a very fallible thing, but it's the only thing that I can really know, I guess. ---->>>

I love a lot of very sentimental music, but I shouldn't necessarily be the person who makes it. ---->>>

Music is a religion to me and my friends. ---->>>

When I first started out, I was making really slow, psychedelic ambient music because it was all I could do. ---->>>

You rarely find someone who sings really well and who produces really well; it's a problem, and I just think it's a missing link in the music scene. ---->>>

My manager lives on my block; four of the apartments in my apartment complex of seven are people I know. It's a really close-knit community, and almost everyone on these few blocks are artists or graphic designers, because we live right on the cusp of a warehouse district. ---->>>

Basically, I'm really impressionable and have no sense of consistency in anything I do. ---->>>

By the time I'm 50, there is probably going to be a nuclear holocaust. I should just enjoy myself. ---->>>

I'm a very unhealthy person, and Montreal is very cold, and I'm usually sick when I'm there. ---->>>

I'm not good at being, like, a sexy girl. ---->>>

I'm a very nervous, shy person. ---->>>

I'm tired of being considered vapid for liking pop music or caring about fashion as if these things inherently lack substance or as if the things I enjoy somehow make me a lesser person. ---->>>

You don't just have to be influenced by rock, or goth, anymore. It's okay to say, 'My influences are Tin Pan music from Bali and Rihanna.' There are still so many combinations that haven't been done yet. ---->>>

I don't want to have to compromise my morals in order to make a living. ---->>>

I'm tired of being congratulated for being thin because I can more easily fit into sample sizes from the runway. ---->>>

I just can't perform well unless I'm wearing jeans. ---->>>

Removing all stimulation around you is a really positive thing in terms of stimulating your creativity. ---->>>

I always wanted to be really experimental. ---->>>

I need to be able to work for 20 or 30 hours in one go in complete darkness, alone with just the computer glow. ---->>>

You want people to hate you. If you're just making people happy, you're like Mumford & Sons. ---->>>

Especially with music, people want confidence.

Especially with music, people want confidence.

I can't censor myself; it's really important for me to say how I feel. ---->>>

I get offers to do huge-budget music videos with big production companies all the time, but I have no interest. ---->>>

I start a lot of songs and throw them out because the energy is not right. It's almost like the file becomes cursed. I have to delete it. ---->>>

I truly love 'Gangnam Style.' I guess it's a meme. I feel like it's one of the few times where the meme and the quality combines nicely. ---->>>

I want to make an a cappella record to release for free. ---->>>

I'm against spending money to record. ---->>>

If you tell someone you're doing something innovative, they'll think you're doing something innovative. ---->>>

My favorite music is never the music that anyone else likes, and other people's favorite songs are always my least favorite. ---->>>

The thing is, I really like working. If I sit around too much, I get really bad anxiety. ---->>>

It's kind of like I'm Phil Spector, and I'm forcing a young girl to make pop music and perform exhaustively. Except, instead of it being someone else, that girl is also me. ---->>>

There are a lot of musicians I've met on Twitter where it was like, 'Hey, I like your music' - and then I ended up meeting them and it turned into a friendship.

There are a lot of musicians I've met on Twitter where it was like, 'Hey, I like your music' - and then I ended up meeting them and it turned into a friendship.

I'm actually not a particularly negative person, but I feel like most things are better when they're not actualized. The motivation that comes from wanting something is so much more driving of people than actually getting it. ---->>>

I don't even wear shoes with heels because I hate making a noise when I walk and people looking at me. ---->>>

Most of my music videos were made for under $200. ---->>>

The way that you present yourself visually totally dictates your audience and everything that anyone thinks about you. ---->>>

It's obviously funny to be a meme, so I could be down with it in that regard, but it also belittles one's art. ---->>>

Usually I perform with dancers. ---->>>

When I'm making a song that's very Grimes, it just feels very insular and it feels weird to have someone else do something on it. ---->>>

Fashion can be a really powerful tool, but it's also a place where you can be totally humiliated and have your power taken from you. ---->>>

I can tell really early on in a painting if I'm going to toss it or not. ---->>>

I don't own anything designer. ---->>>

I have a lot of Japanese friends: I grew up in Vancouver, and there's this huge Japanese population over there. ---->>>

I have an intense desire to constantly make music, and I don't feel that way about anything else. ---->>>

I like going crazy. And not just for art - I like extremes in general. ---->>>

I like performing, but I usually get really sick when I'm on tour, and it's just hard. ---->>>

I listen to a lot of medieval music. ---->>>

I think if you're good at art, you'll be good at most types of art. ---->>>

I think my sound is post-Internet. ---->>>

I want to make Grimes a high-fashion sci-fi act. ---->>>

I'm a super-introverted person. ---->>>

I'm just very obsessed with Japanese stuff in general. ---->>>

I'm not interested in making art unless I'm totally freaked out and worried people are going to hate it. ---->>>

I'm not trained in music. ---->>>

I'm not, like, a natural performer. It's sort of a thing that I've had to learn to do. ---->>>

I've always been such a nerd. ---->>>

I've always been very intense about everything I do. ---->>>

I've seen Animal Collective live, and I suffered permanent hearing loss from that show! ---->>>

If I went on 'American Idol,' I would definitely be kicked out immediately. ---->>>

If you focus too much on development of the visual angle, it could be a detriment to what you're doing musically. ---->>>

If you look at the way people behave at shows, icons are now musicians; they are the people that we worship. ---->>>

It's interesting to be a front person who is controlling the majority of the sound. ---->>>

It's really hard to be on stage and packing your gear when people who just saw you play are in the room, because they all just want to talk to you. ---->>>

My dream job would be sitting in a room, cranking out hits for Rihanna. ---->>>

My image seems to be so infantilized, and I don't really know why. It belittles the music. ---->>>

My set can get really screamo and aggressive, or it can be ambient and Enya-esque. ---->>>

There's definitely a solitary aspect to not having a band, and there are times when I wish that I did. ---->>>

In America there's lot of cool cities, but in Canada there's, like, well, Vancouver, Toronto and Halifax may be cool, but they're so expensive. Montreal is the only city that's affordable but also has buses and culture. ---->>>

The thing about music is it's not an obscure pursuit, it's a very natural thing for human beings to do. Once you put in the effort, the learning curve is very fast. ---->>>

As a producer, I'm trying to challenge myself to just make something that is of a professional quality - not necessarily pop music, but maybe in the sense that Nine Inch Nails is professional quality. ---->>>

I went through my adolescence having this revelatory experience - I can have any music I want, and I can get it immediately. For me and for a lot of people I know, there's this musical eclecticism that happened. ---->>>

There used to be a lot of industry in Montreal, and now there's not, so it's really easy to get huge, empty spaces where you can practice and make music or make art for very, very cheap. ---->>>

Biography

Name: Grimes
Nationality: Canadian
Born: 03-17, 1988
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Occupation: Musician

Claire Elise Boucher (born March 17, 1988), better known by the stage name Grimes, is a Canadian record producer, songwriter, music engineer, singer, video director and editor, and visual artist. Boucher released the studio albums Geidi Primes and Halfaxa in 2010, and signed a recording contract with 4AD in 2011 (wikipedia)