Magazine article Herizons

Art Angels

Magazine article Herizons

Art Angels

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GRIMES

4AD

Art Angels is the challenging and intoxicating fourth studio album from Vancouver native Grimes. Art rock meets electronic dance music (EDM) on this latest outing from the 28-year-old who has also made a name for herself as a comic book illustrator. Art Angels is her second release on the independent British label 4AD.

Art Angels made the best-of 2015 lists of many music critics, and it's easy to see why. It is a gorgeously produced album by a singer-songwriter who is wildly inventive and thoroughly unconventional. From the opening strains of "Laughing and Not Being Normal," a potential theme song for Grimes, to the funkiness of "Venus Fly," featuring Janelle Monáe, this is an album full of enchanting surprises.

Grimes' style is actually a mix of styles, including hip hop, EDM, R&B and pop. …

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