Grimes' futuristic new 'Venus Fly' video features Janelle Monáe
Grimes premiered the video for “Venus Fly,” her collaboration with Janelle Monáe from 2015’s Art Angels, via Tidal on Thursday. The clip extends the synth-pop artist’s futuristic, outré chic, with plenty of elaborate outfits and strange, sci-fi props. Non-members of Tidal can watch a preview of the seven-minute video below.
“sometimes it feels futile to be making art in this cruel and extreme political climate, but some of the brightest moments of the last few months for me and for a lot of you, i suspect, have come from seeing @janellemonae ‘s amazing and positive vision of the future, especially when we are being introduced to so many possible dystopian futures,” Grimes wrote in an Instagram post teasing the video and declaring it her “strongest work” on Wednesday. The 28-year-old musician also directed and edited the clip.
Since releasing Art Angels in late 2015, Grimes has continued to expand the album’s visual element, releasing ambitious videos for cuts including “Flesh Without Blood/Life in the Vivid Dream,” “Kill v. Maim,” and more. Last October, she even released seven clips in a single day.
Check out a preview of the “Venus Fly” video below, and watch the full video over at Tidal.