Since 2015’s wide-ranging Art Angels, Grimes has spent the time between spreading herself between collaborations with television and other musicians.

Far from diluting her aesthetic, Miss Anthropocene feels newly focused. Named after the current era, ‘anthropocene’ has become synonymous with climate destruction and late stage capitalism, and that purpose indirectly drives the record. Grimy drum’n’bass chaos tears at Grimes’ angel’s chorus vocals, daring doom to challenge hope and vice versa.

This is Grimes engaged with the world and the people in it, a collaborative tendency that evokes the record’s founding ethos, suggesting the only way we’re gonna get through this is together.

Miss Anthropocene by Grimes is out February 21 via 4AD/Remote Control.

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