Review: Delete Forever by Grimes

by Nora Hogan

Grimes’ new song “Delete Forever” was released to the earth world on February 21st, 2020 from her album “Miss Anthropocene.” The much-anticipated single’s hype was accentuated by her announcement that she is seven months pregnant with Elon Musk’s child.

The song opens with the acoustics of a gentle guitar and audible lyrics, characteristics not typically found in a Grimes song. If you listen closely enough, you can even hear a banjo being played in sadly in the background. The lyrics are written from the perspective of a heroin addict lamenting his or her addiction issues. Apparently, “Delete Forever” was inspired by the death of Lil’ Peep, who passed away as a result of an overdose in 2017. Although the song is a sad one, the whole vibe of the “Delete Forever” feels oddly reminiscent of an acoustic version of an Avril Lavigne song.

If I’m being completely honest, I’m being completely honest, I’m not a big fan of Grimes’ new song. I much prefer the vibes of songs on her previous albums “Visions” and “Art Angels.” There’s just something about her demon-like tone and strange synthpop beats on those tracks that makes my heart race in a pleasant way. She allegedly composed much of the music found on these LPs during speed binges in which she locked herself in her bedroom for up to two weeks. Perhaps Elon Musk’s “knocking up” of Grimes caused this change in her music. I mean, you really shouldn’t be shooting speed when pregnant with a child . . . but who am I to judge? Regardless, I am excited to see how this new chapter in Grimes’ life will affect her future musical endeavors.

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