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Grimes

Track’s title is strikingly similar to that of a 1988 sci-fi book by Iain Banks, The Player of the Games For more, check out: RollingStone.com (Source)

Grimes is launching a new “AI girl group” called NPC. On Instagram, she clarifies that NPC are “fake AI,” although artist Nusi Quero, who helped design Grimes’ gnarly full back tattoo, “is actually using generative ai to make their costumes and movement behaviors so they aren’t totally fake but they aren’t conscious and currently I have to write their music.” According to a press release about the project:

For more, go to: Stereogum.com (Source)

The company is entering the NFT market, but industry insiders are calling its efforts “a challenge,” “a mess,” and “a complete joke” For more, check out: RollingStone.com (Source)

Angelo Kritikos

The concept behind the MTV reality show Are You The One is as follows: Twenty-two young singles are matched into ideal couplings using dating software, then must work to identify their perfect matches while living together. If each algorithmically ordained couple successfully identifies each other, the whole group gets to split a million dollars — so, sort of a dystopian remix of familiar MTV concepts like The Real World and Next. In season six, filmed in New Orleans in 2017, the contestants were victorious, which left college dropout Tyler Colon with a $50,000 nest egg. He also walked away with a potential soulmate, but in hindsight it seems his dabblings in music with castmate Ethan Cohen, aka Emoney, left more of an impact than his pairing with Nicole Spiller, regrettable though “Happy Place” may be.

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Grimes has responded to the increased attention following her breakup with Elon Musk by sharing a new song called “LOVE” (in response to online hate) and trolling paparazzi by posing for a photo reading The Communist Manifesto. Those photos, which are also part of an upcoming merch campaign, made the rounds yesterday and inspired such headlines as Grimes, Who Dated A Literal Billionaire, Was Seen Reading Karl Marx, AKA The Communist Bible and Grimes seen reading Karl Marx following split with world’s richest man Elon Musk.

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Musician takes to Instagram to share new track For more, check out: RollingStone.com (Source)

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Grimes has been in the news a whole lot lately — for serving on the judging panel of the goofy singing-contest show Alter Ego, for repeatedly defending Elon Musk online, and for no longer being in a relationship with Elon Musk. Clearly, all this attention is starting to wear on her. Today, Grimes has shared a short new song called “LOVE,” writing on Instagram that she wrote the song “in response to all the privacy invasion, bad press, online hate and harassment by paparazzis I’ve experienced this week.”

For more, go to: Stereogum.com (Source)

Banks once famously Instagrammed through an incident during which she was left alone in Grimes and Musk’s home after being summoned for a collaboration For more, check out: RollingStone.com (Source)

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It was too beautiful to last. Grimes and her boyfriend Elon Musk have broken up. Page Six has confirmed the breakup with Musk himself, who notes that the couple are now “semi-separated,” whatever that means.

For more, go to: Stereogum.com (Source)

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Who needs live music, anyway? ABBA’s going on tour in hologram form. Travis Scott brought Astroworld into Fortnite. Artists keep offering “virtual experiences,” livestreams, and festivals over screens — maybe in-person performance is passé in pandemic times.

For more, go to: Stereogum.com (Source)