Grimes Releases New Love Music Video To Hit Back “Online Hate” After Elon Musk Breaks Up
Grimes addressed the aftermath of her split from Elon Musk on Thursday with a short music video posted to Instagram.
The 33-year-old musician has stayed true to the essentials for the video titled Love with a single-angle static shot in which she spoke about the “online hate” and “invasion of privacy” that she felt like she had been dealing since the announcement of her separation. .
Musk, 50, confirmed to Page Six on Friday that the former couple were “semi-separated”, although he said the two were on good terms and co-parenting their one-year-old son X Æ A-Xii Musk.
Her side: Grimes, 33, shared a low-budget Instagram music video on Thursday that she said was inspired by the ‘online hate’ she received amid her split from Elon Musk
In Grimes’ low budget clip, she keeps it simple in a sheer beige top and sports platinum hair randomly braided with chains and metal rings dotted throughout her locks.
She lit up dramatically with a red tube, which she revealed in a final shot was a toy lightsaber.
The singer (née Claire Boucher) added some more drama to the visuals with a white sheet hanging over her head and a powerful off-camera fan whipping it over her head.
In his caption, Grimes claimed the song was inspired by discussions online about his split from Musk.
“I wrote and produced this song this week in response to all the privacy breaches, bad press, online hate and paparazzi harassment that I have suffered this week,” he said. she writes.
Low key: In Grimes’ low budget music video, she keeps it simple in a sheer beige top and sports platinum hair in a random braid with chains and metal rings dotted throughout her locks
Respondent: “I wrote and produced this song this week in response to all the privacy breaches, bad press, online hate and paparazzi harassment that I have suffered this week,” a- she writes.
In addition to singing his new piece of song, Grimes also provided the lyrics to his fans in the caption.
The video opens with hazy synth chords bringing her voice to the fore as she complains about her state of mind in recent days
“It sucks to be awake / Oh Lord I beg my soul to take / no one understands because / everything they hate / is all I love,” she synchronizes as she watches. the camera.
The calming nature of the music contrasts with Grimes’ dark lyrics, in which she sings, “Every night I / tell myself I’d rather die / than listen to your rage [sic]. ‘
Halfway through the video, she reappears with stripes of red and blue makeup and blue-tinted glasses.
The two-minute clip slows down halfway through as Grimes coo wordlessly over a wash of ambient textures and his layered voice.
Dark: The calming nature of the music contrasts with Grimes’ dark lyrics, in which she sings: “Every night I / Tell me I’d rather die / than listen to your rage [sic]’
The short song appeared to be a hit with Grimes fans in the comments, who called her “queen” and urged her to “drop the album.”
Grimes has previously said she has another album ready, although it’s not clear if her latest song could be featured in one form or another.
Her last LP was the famous Miss Anthropocene of 2020, which dropped in February 2020.
While her final batch of lyrics may have read like a breakup song, the electronic musician seems to be keeping her spirits up following her split from Musk.
Earlier this week, she joked to Page Six via email that she was going to start a “lesbian space commune,” a reference to her ex’s space exploration ambitions.
‘I will colonize [one of Jupiter’s moons] Europa separately from Elon for the lesbian space community, ”she wrote.
In July, Musk’s company SpaceX won a $ 178 million contract with NASA to visit Europa, Jupiter’s ice-covered moon, to determine if it could harbor life forms.
In the wake: Friday, Elon Musk, 50, confirmed to Page Six that they had separated. Grimes then joked that she would be launching a ‘lesbian space commune’ seen in 2018 at the Met Gala.
Musk previously told Page Six, “We’re half apart but we still love each other, see each other frequently and are on good terms.”
He described the split as mainly a consequence of their different careers.
“It’s mainly that my job at SpaceX and Tesla requires me to be mostly in Texas or traveling overseas and his job is mostly in LA. She’s staying with me now and Baby X is in the next room, ”he said.
The high-profile couple began their romance in 2018 when they found out that they had both made a similar pun about an AI thought experiment.
Soon after, they made their red carpet debut at the 2018 Met Gala.
In January 2020, Grimes announced that she and Musk were expecting their first child, to whom they later gave the confusing name X Æ A-12 (pronounced Ex Ash A-Twelve) when she was born in May of the same year.
Tongue-swapper: In January 2020, Grimes announced that they were expecting their first child, to whom they later gave the confusing name X Æ A-12 (pronounced Ex Ash A-Twelve)
In a recent Vogue video, Grimes revealed that her young son never calls her “mom.”
“I think having a baby has been a great artistic rebirth for me. Being a mother is weird for me to say that, ”she began.
“X says Claire, but he doesn’t say ‘mom’… like, maybe he can sense my loathing for the word ‘mother’, she continued.
‘I don’t even know why I hate it, I respect him … I [just] I can’t identify with it, oddly.
She also delighted fans by rejoicing that she had just “finished an album”, which she prided herself on being “the greatest job I’ve ever done”.
First Name Basis: In a recent Vogue video, Grimes revealed that her son simply calls her “Claire” instead of “Mom”