Canadian musician and singer Grimes has announced the title of her upcoming project, “Book 1.” The project, which will be the singer’s sixth studio album is expected to arrive in 2022.
Born Claire Elise Boucher, the singer took to Instagram to shares cover art for her upcoming project.
This follows the release of the her new single “Player of Games”. A press release states that the song, produced by Grimes alongside Weeknd-collaborator Illangelo, is the first song off her next album Book 1.
The track also arrives a few days after Grimes’ grand return to the internet, where she posted a TikTok addressing her perceived reputation “as some kind of Marie Antoinette-esque symbol for inequality in the pop stan community.” (Which she finds fairly entertaining, she added.). The track is also featured in the new season of popular video game Rocket League.
Earlier in June, Grimes spoke about an upcoming concept album with Billboard, describing it as a “space opera”.
In July 2021 Grimes, alongside will.i.am, Alanis Morissette, Nick Lachey, and Rocsi Diaz were revealed as judges on Alter Ego, a new singing competition series in which the contestants make the use of motion capture technology to portray themselves as “dream avatars”.
On September 30, 2021, Grimes released a new song titled “Love”. The song was recorded in response to her split from Elon Musk and the increased media attention from it.
For context, Grimes recently split from her partner, polarizing Tesla billionaire Elon Musk. That doesn’t seem to have erased commenters’ rage at her jumping to his defense over the years. “Cancellations aside, I’ve been dragged into literal geopolitical scandals,” she said, explaining that stalkers had been visiting her house and friends were leaking personal information about her while she was pregnant with her and Musk’s son X Æ A-Xii.