Not too dissimilar to Grimes’ self-directed “Flesh Without Blood/Life In The Vivid Dream,” her just-released and similarly self-directed “Kill v. Maim” video features the musician sporting many hats. Well, wigs. And wings. And fangs. And claws.
In the video for the Art Angels track, Grimes becomes another odd seraph (or art angel, if you will), with black wings and talons to outdo Lady Gaga’s AHS finger-of-doom. She also plays a badass passenger in a hot-pink deathmobile that looks like a less desert-y version of the vehicles of which we recently became so enamored in Mad Max: Fury Road. (It’s also vaguely Tank Girl-y. And Grimes-y.) Oh, and then there’s the subway fighter with a perm. Beyond all this, every so often the video cuts to a sanguine bacchanal.
The video was co-directed by Grimes’ brother, Mac Boucher.
Read Flavorwire Music Editor Matthew Ismael Ruiz’s piece on Art Angels.