Grimes reigns over a futuristic world in “Delete Forever” MV

Her album, ‘Miss Anthropocene,’ arrives next week.

Grimes has unveiled an otherworldly video for her new track, “Delete Forever.”

The gorgeous clip, which is a collaboration between Grimes, her brother Mac Boucher and Neil Hansen, the singer plays the tyrannical queen of a crumbling empire. “Funny how they think, us not even on the brink / Innocence was fleeting like a season / Cannot comprehend, lost so many men / Lately, all the ghosts turned into reasons and excuses,” she sings.

“It’s about losing friends to the opioid crisis and the self-hatred that arises when the grieving process mimics the behaviors that cost your friends their lives,” Grimes said of the song in a press release.

“I’m so bad at talking about this song. I guess it’s kind of about the opioid epidemic,” Grimes said in an interview with Beats 1’s Zane Lowe. “I’ve had quite a few friends pass away, in particular, one friend when I was 18 passed away from complications related to opioid addiction. Artists keep dying and stuff so I wrote this song on the night Lil Peep died.”

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“Delete Forever” is expected to appear on Grimes’ forthcoming album, Miss Anthropocene, alongside the songs “So Heavy I Fell Through the Earth” and “My Name is Dark (Art Mix).”

Miss Anthropocene arrives February 21. Watch the video for “Delete Forever” below:

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