Grimes Shines a Light on the Opioid Crisis with "Delete Forever"
It's the latest teaser from her new album 'Miss Anthropocene'
Published Feb 12, 2020Stepping back from viral pregnancy announcements and skin care routines, Grimes is here today to remind us she still makes music. For some proof, she's given us the new song "Delete Forever" from her upcoming album Miss Anthropocene.
Down below, you can hear Grimes' latest. Speaking to Apple Music's Zane Lowe on Beats 1, Grimes explained the track is about the opioid crisis, saying she wrote "Delete Forever" the night Lil Peep died.
"It's a pretty bummer song," Grimes told Lowe. "I'm so bad at talking about this song. I guess it's kind of about the opioid epidemic... 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."
Hear "Delete Forever" below, where you can also watch her interview with Lowe.
UPDATE (2/12, 5:30 p.m. EST): "Delete Forever" now has a video, and you can watch that below as well.
Miss Anthropocene arrives February 21 via Crystal Math Music/4AD. So far, we've heard the album tracks "So Heavy I Fell Through the Earth," "Violence," "4ÆM" and "My Name Is Dark."
Miss Anthropocene marks Grimes' fifth studio album and her follow-up to 2015's Art Angels.