BEST NEW VIDEOS: GRIMES - KILL V. MAIM

1/21/16
Grimes - Kill V. Maim

With her stunning and surreal music videos, Grimes is as much a visual artist as she is a musical one. Her latest offering, “Kill V. Maim,” does nothing but reinforce that notion.

Catering to the fan fiction of a very odd, pale teenage girl with too much time on her hands, “Kill V. Maim” mashes up cyber punk, vampires, and the sets of a live-action Teen Age Mutant Ninja Turtle neo Japanese reboot. Directed by Claire* and Mac Boucher, the video features Grimes and a slew of other Art Angles jumping it up in a variety of trippy sets. Grimes put herself in a very weird place mentally in order to make this record. The resulting visuals seem to come from that same place. And just like the album, they’re lovely and superb. 

 

GRIMES “KILL V. MAIM”

Art Angles is out now. We’ll leave you with the lyrics to “Kill V. Maim.”

* Grimes is Claire Boucher.

Grimes “Kill V. Maim” lyrics:

i got in a fight
i was indisposed
i was in despite all the wicked prose
but i'm only a man
and i do what i can

i got friends in high places
i get out for free
i got in a fight but they don't know me
cause i'm only a man
and i do what i can

b-e-h-a-v-e aggressive
tell me i'm a mobster looking so fresh, uh
b-e-h-a-v-e never more
you gave up being good when you declared a state of war

eh, oh, don't behave, oh, don't behave, oh
eh, oh, don't behave, oh, don't behave, oh
eh, oh, don't behave, oh, don't behave
you're goin' to the party and you're goin' to the show

cause i'm only a man, do what i can, ooh-woah-oh
cause i'm only a man, do what i can
(you're goin' to the party and you're goin' to the show)

i did something bad
maybe i was wrong
sometimes people say that i'm a big time bomb
but i'm only a man
and i do what i can

b-e-h-a-v-e aggressive
tell me i'm a mobster looking so fresh, uh
b-e-h-a-v-e never more
you gave up being good when you declared a state of war

eh, oh, don't behave, oh, don't behave, oh
eh, oh, don't behave, oh, don't behave, oh
eh, oh, don't behave, oh, don't behave
you're goin' to the party and you're goin' to the show

cause i'm only a man, do what i can, ooh-woah-oh
cause i'm only a man, do what i can
(you're goin' to the party and you're goin' to the show)

oh, woah-oh-woah
the fire hurts so right
cause we can make 'em all go crazy
we can make 'em alright
oh, woah-oh-woah
the fire hurts so right
the people touch it
i can't touch, even though it's mine

eh, oh, don't behave, oh, don't behave, oh
eh, oh, don't behave, oh, don't behave, oh
eh, oh, don't behave, oh, don't behave
you're goin' to the party and you're goin' to the show

cause i'm only a man, do what i can, ooh-woah-oh
cause i'm only a man, do what i can (do what i can)

b-e-h-a-v-e aggressive
tell me i'm a mobster looking so fresh, uh
b-e-h-a-v-e never more
you gave up being good when you declared a state of war

 

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Calvin Paradise manages to live a productive life despite a childhood of home schooling and suffering from what some doctors have called the worst case of Groucho Marx's Syndrome in recorded history.