Grimes Visits a Metaphorical Hell in “Go” Video


Like we needed another reason to love Grimes. We were already in love with her new track “Go,” which her and Blood Diamond apparently wrote for Rihanna. But I think any song would be better done by Grimes. So thanks, Rihanna, for messing that one up.

Now, we have a video for it, and it stirs up all kinds of thoughts. The beginning of the video features spoken word vocals by David Hayter, of Metal Gear Solid fame, and it’s the opening passage from Dante’s The Inferno.

The video flashes through different imagery and scenery. Sometimes they’re walking through a wasteland desert, others show some really trippy quick flashes of dancing in a club. Whatever they’re going for, it’s awesome.

Grimes herself comments on the video and explains it a bit via the press release:

“It’s our take on Dante’s Inferno. The circles of hell reflect more contemporary issues though. We shot a bunch at the Salton Sea which is basically an apocalyptic wasteland filled with dead fish because of human carelessness, the bullet hole hallway a la korn freak on a leash etc etc. If you look closely you can find clues. Haha, but in the usual fashion it is also abstract enough to just be a trippy visual accompaniment to the song.”

Check the video out below and let us know what you think.

Corey From

Corey From, from Kansas City, MO, when not thinking about or listening to music, obsessively thinks about Royals baseball, a platter of ribs (or BBQ in general) and cold beer. Nothing special really.
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