Montreal’s Grimes (aka Claire Boucher) has been a noisemaker in the Montreal local music scene for quite some time and is starting to generate a buzz all across Canada. Her original blend of electro and pop could be easily compared to the avant-garde female artists before her but Claire Boucher brings something a little more unconventional to the table.
Her eccentric style and her irregular, upbeat melodies separate her from many artists who she draws comparisons from. Her unique, stylish music videos (including this one) are perfect examples of the great offerings that are produced when art and music are combined. She has shown unpredictability both on record and in her live shows, opening for the likes of Arcade Fire and Lykke Li. Expect 2012 to be a breakout year for Grimes, who will be releasing her debut album shortly on the 4AD record label.Grimes, “Vanessa” by The FADER