Grimes has described her forthcoming album as a "space opera" that results in a lesbian AI romance.
Over the weekend Grimes revealed some information about the concept of her next album on Instagram, describing it as a "space opera" about an AI being that results in an AI "lesbian romance".
The new album will follow 2019's Miss Anthropocene, which was also a concept album, but about "the anthropomorphic Goddess of climate change."
According to AV Club, a fan commented on Grimes' recent Instagram post asking about the vibes of the new album, to which she responded, "It’s a space opera about CLAIRE DE LUNE - an artificial courtesan who was implanted in a simulation that is a memory of the A.I. creation story on Earth from the brain of the engineer who invented A.I. because he wants to relive his life but see if his perfect dream girl could team him to love thereby he would preserve humanity this time rather than let them fade into obscurity - overcome by the machines. As she slowly realizes she is essentially a dancing puppet for the male gaze tho, their relationship grows complex."
Grimes added, "Simultaneously - "NO ONE" (the most powerful super intelligence in the future where the simulation is being rendered from) realizes there’s a massive hyper-realistic sim running and sends in her troll A.I. puppets to wreak havoc. DARK MATTER - her lead A.I. demon - enters basically as the "black swan" to Claire De Lune - but in the end they fall into a lesbian romance due to the fact that they are the only two fully A.I. beings in this universe. It goes on but that’s where the first part of the story stops."
Another fan commented, "Anyway where's the album". Grimes replied, "on my computer".