Claire Boucher, who performs as Grimes, doesn’t have time for snark at her shows. “I just want people to forget … I don’t want there to be critique,” she says. It’s a rather interesting admission for a musician these days, since everyone seems to have an opinion about every little note exhausted in indie-rock. But it’s tough coming up with criticisms for Boucher: she’s a one-woman show, where feedback loops and piano meld with her child-like vocals to create a strange and captivating form of dance music. Watch Grimes perform “Vanessa” and “Oblivion” for In My Room, an intimate video series presented by Hive and Yours Truly. And leave your critiques at home.
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