We’ve come across some uber-talented ladies lately. Ladies like the eccentric Claire Boucher (or Grimes as most know her). The 23 year old, Canadian born singer and producer has been making big waves in the indie music scene with her ethereal & infectious album Visions.
A darling of the ‘bedroom pop’ movement and in the company of artists like Washed Out, Active Child and How to Dress Well, Grimes is a one-woman show who prefers to think of herself as more of a ‘curator of stuff’ than a musician. While it was her album that first impressed us, it is her authenticity that has won us over.
With a slight lisp, an alternative personal style, and a penchant for Marilyn Manson, Claire is clearly unconventional. Regardless, she exudes self-confidence and a refreshingly matter-of-fact demeanour. However, just 5 or 6 years ago, she was ‘actively hated…locked in lockers, and thrown in garbage cans’ – a pretty traumatic high school experience by anyone’s measure. Though fortunately those days are far behind her now and the tables have turned.
These days, as she told Pedestrian TV, the fashion crowd who ‘would have destroyed her in high school’ are the girls buying the tickets to her shows. Who’s laughing now?