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Grimes Returns for 'Go,' Her First New Song in Nearly Two Years

Hear the dreamy track originally written for Rihanna

Grimes
Photo by Mac Boucher
June 26, 2014 2:35 PM ET

Grimes premiered "Go," a song she wrote with collaborator Blood Diamonds for Rihanna that the pop star ultimately rejected, at Governors Ball earlier this month. Now that tune, which features a backdrop of screams, New-Wave keyboards and EDM stuttering as she sings about dreams, memories and escapism, is her first studio recording in nearly two years and available for download on her website.

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"It's our summer jam so we figured we should put it out 'cuz I am very bored of waiting to finish my album b4 releasing new music haha," Grimes mastermind Claire Boucher wrote in a statement. 

Prior to playing the song at Governors Ball, Grimes tweeted that the track is "special and top secret and new." After explaining that Rihanna had opted not to record it, she issued a disclaimer for her own performance, warning "it's kinda different from regular grimes."

Currently Boucher is working on the follow-up to the 2012 Grimes album Visions. In early June, she reported that she and her collaborators have rerecorded and reproduced all the old Visions songs, too, "so they are much better now." But while she continues to work on the record, she is still playing a handful of shows this summer.

Here are her tour dates:

7/18 Pemberton, BC - Pemberton Music Festival
7/19 Toronto – Time Festival
7/20 Chicago – Pitchfork Festival
8/23 Los Angeles – FYF Fest
8/30 – 8/31 Philadelphia – Budweiser Made in America Festival

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